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    Revisions to the draft East Antarctic Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (EARSMPA) Conservation Measure

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    Document Number:
    CCAMLR-XXXIV/30
    Author(s):
    Delegations of Australia, France and the European Union
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    Abstract

    The attached draft conservation measure establishing the East Antarctic Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (EARSMPA) is a revision of the proposal submitted to CCAMLR XXXIII (CCAMLR XXXIII/23). A draft conservation measure has been under consideration by the Commission since 2012. The latest amendments reflect the changes outlined in the ‘Current Thinking’ paper (CCAMLR XXXIII/BG40), as well as other suggestions made by Members in the intersessional period. The proposal also reflects the advice of the Scientific Committee at SC-CAMLR XXX, SC-CAMLR IM-I and SC-CAMLR XXXII that the proposal is based on the best available science.