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    CCAMLR-XXXV

    Full Name
    Thirty-fifth Meeting of the Commission
    Location:
    Hobart, Australia
    Meeting Start Date/Time:
    Meeting End Date/Time:
    Submissions Due
    Friday, 2 September 2016 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Saturday, 17 September 2016 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)

    Schedule for the Thirty-fifth Meetings of the Commission and the Scientific Committee

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      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-XXXV/01
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      Automatic identification system (AIS) evaluation
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/02
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      Policy issues arising from CCAMLR inspections undertaken from HMS Protector during 2015-16
      Delegations of the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand
      3.1.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/03
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      Examination of the audited financial statements for 2015
      Executive Secretary
      4.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/04
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      Review of the 2016 Budget, Draft 2017 Budget and Forecast Budget for 2018
      Executive Secretary
      4.4
      CCAMLR-XXXV/05
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      Executive Secretary's Annual Report 2016
      Executive Secretary
      4.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/06 Rev. 1
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      Draft Procedures for the Appointment of the Executive Secretary of CCAMLR
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4.5
      CCAMLR-XXXV/07
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      e-CDS Workshop Summary Report
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2.1, 3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXV/08
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      Proposal for amendment to CCAMLR Conservation Measures 10-06 and 10-07 to allow for proper investigation timeframes and increased transparency
      Delegation of the European Union
      3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXV/09
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      Report of the Intersessional Correspondence Group – Sustainable Financing 2016
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4.3
      CCAMLR-XXXV/10
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      The value of marine resources harvested in the CCAMLR Convention Area – an assessment of GVP
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4.3
      CCAMLR-XXXV/11
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      Intersessional Correspondence Group – Sustainable Financing – Notification Fees
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4.3
      CCAMLR-XXXV/12 Rev. 2
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      IUU fishing activity and trends in 2015/16 and IUU Vessel Lists
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.2.1, 3.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/13 Rev. 1
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      Establishing time-limited Special Areas for Scientific Study in newly exposed marine areas following ice shelf retreat or collapse in Subarea 48.1, Subarea 48.5 and Subarea 88.3
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      5.6, 8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/14
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      A proposal to make activities targeting toothfish consistent with CCAMLR’s regulatory framework
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      9, 8.1, 3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXV/15 Rev. 2
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      Revisions to the draft East Antarctic Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (EARSMPA) Conservation Measure
      Delegations of Australia and the European Union and its Member States
      8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/16
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      Managing risk of localised effects of the developing krill fishery in Area 48: the need for maintaining a distribution of the trigger level
      Delegation of Australia
      8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/17
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      Proposed amendments to Conservation Measure 10-05 to broaden the scope of how Non-Contracting Parties can participate in the CCAMLR Catch Documentation Scheme for seized or confiscated catch
      Delegation of Australia
      3.1.2.1, 3.1.3, 8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/18
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      Proposal on a conservation measure establishing the Weddell Sea Marine Protected Area (WSMPA)
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      5.5, 8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/19
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      Undertaking of a Second Performance Review
      Delegation of the European Union
      9
      CCAMLR-XXXV/20
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      Comments regarding a marine protected area on the southern shelf of the South Orkney Islands (SOISS MPA)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      5.5, 8.1, 8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/21
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      Comments on the final draft of the Conservation Measure on the establishment of an MPA in the East Antarctic System (EARSMPA, 2016 version)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      8.2, 5.5
      CCAMLR-XXXV/22
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      Proposal for amendment to CCAMLR Conservation Measure 10-02 to ensure detailed fishing vessel information is submitted
      Delegation of the European Union
      3.1.3, 8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/23
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      Prohibition of finning of sharks caught in the CAMLR Convention Area
      Delegations of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, the European Union, Namibia, South Africa, Uruguay and the USA
      8.1, 3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXV/24
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      Proposal to strengthen monitoring and control of transhipments
      Delegations of Australia and the USA
      4.3, 8.1, 3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXV/25 Rev. 1
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      A proposal for the establishment of a Ross Sea Region marine protected area
      Delegations of New Zealand and the USA
      8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/26
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      Regulation of the krill fishery within the CCAMLR area
      Delegation of Chile
      3.1.3, 8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/27
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      Proposal for a revision of the compliance status categories in CM 10-10
      Delegation of Chile
      3.1.3, 8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/28
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      The Ross Sea MPA (comments and questions regarding document CCAMLR XXXIV/29 Rev. 1)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      5.5, 8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/29
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      Proposal by Ukraine to amend CCAMLR Conservation Measure 10-05 on the Dissostichus Catch Documentation Scheme
      Delegation of Ukraine
      3.1.3, 8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/30
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      On interim distribution of the trigger level in the fishery for Euphausia superba in statistical Subareas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4
      Delegation of Ukraine
      5.2.1, 8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/31
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      Amendments to Conservation Measure 51-06 (2014) General measure for scientific observation in fisheries for Euphausia superba
      Delegation of Ukraine
      3.1.3, 6, 8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/32 Rev. 1
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      CCAMLR Compliance Evaluation Procedure (CCEP)
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/33
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      The contribution of the Soviet Union and Russia to the study of Antarctic biological resources (the 200th anniversary of the Antarctic discovery by Russia 1820–2020)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      6
      CCAMLR-XXXV/34
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      Report of the Standing Committee on Implementation and Compliance (SCIC)
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXV/35
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      Report of the Standing Committee on Administration and Finance (SCAF)
      4
      CCAMLR-XXXV/36
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      Report of the Thirty-fifth meeting of the Scientific Committee (Hobart, Australia, 17 to 21 October 2016)
      5
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/01
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      Summary report Thirty-ninth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (Santiago, Chile, 23 May to 1 June 2016)
      Executive Secretary
      10.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/02
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      Thirty-second Session of the Committee on Fisheries (Rome, Italy, 11 to 15 July 2016) Abbreviated summary highlighting items of interest to CCAMLR Members based on the draft report
      Executive Secretary
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/03
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Namibia) to the 2015 annual meeting of the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO), Swakopmund, Namibia, 30 November to 4 December 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Namibia)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/04
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      Description of the General Fund Budget
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4.4
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/05 Rev. 1
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      Fishery notifications 2016/17
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/06 Rev. 1
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      Implementation of the Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS)
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/07
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      Informations sur la pêche INN dans les ZEE françaises de Kerguelen et Crozet et dans la zone statistique 58 de la CCAMLR
      Délégation française
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/08
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      The Hongjin 707: Case study and recommended next steps for CCAMLR
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/09
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      Proposal to revise conservation measures related to activities targeting toothfish consistent with CCAMLR’s regulatory framework
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      9, 8.1, 3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/10
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Third Meeting of the Parties of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA), 3 to 8 July 2016, Saint-Denis, La Reunion
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/11
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Fourth Meeting of the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (Valdivia, Chile, 25 to 29 January 2016)
      CCAMLR Observer (Chile)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/12 Rev. 1
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      Trade data analysis
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/13
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      NCP Engagement Strategy
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/14
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      The Future of Antarctica Forum: distinguishing climate change impacts from other impacts in the Antarctic Peninsula
      Submitted by Oceanites, Inc.
      7
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/15
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      Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD)
      Submitted by Oceanites, Inc.
      5.6
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/16
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      Report to CCAMLR by Oceanites, Inc.
      Submitted by Oceanites, Inc.
      10.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/17
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      Project Scale
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/18
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      Proposal to reposition the boundary between CCAMLR Statistical Subareas 58.6 and 58.7 on the 44°E meridian
      Delegations of South Africa and France
      12
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/19
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      CCAMLR seabird mortality mitigation measures with a particular reference to offal and discard discharging in high latitude fisheries
      Delegation of New Zealand
      3.1.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/20
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      Australia’s observations and actions on IUU activities in 2015/16
      Delegation of Australia
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/21
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      Heard Island and McDonald Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (Statistical Division 58.5.2) 2015/16 IUU catch estimate for Patagonian toothfish
      Delegation of Australia
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/22
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      Initial report from the ICG considering approaches for enhancing consideration of climate change impacts in CCAMLR
      Delegations of Australia and Norway
      7
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/23 Rev. 1
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      How fishing and marine protection can coexist in the Southern Ocean: An economic analysis of the Ross Sea and East Antarctic MPA proposals
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.5
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/24
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      Follow up to the Joint CEP/SC-CAMLR Workshop on Climate Change and Monitoring
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.6
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/25
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      Progress on Southern Ocean protection and vessel activity
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.4
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/26
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      A representative system of CCAMLR MPAs: Current proposals and beyond
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.5
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/27
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      Collaborating to eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Southern Ocean
      Submitted by ASOC and COLTO
      3.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/28
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      Conservation at CCAMLR: Understanding Article II of the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
      Delegations of Australia and the USA
      9
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/29 Rev. 1
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      Results of inquiry concerning activity of Russian fishing vessel “Yantar-35” (OOO “Orion”) activity during researches conducted in the Weddell Sea (Subarea 48.5)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      5.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/30
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      Calendar of meetings of relevance to the Commission in 2016/17
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/31
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (USA) on the 90th Meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) (La Jolla, USA, 27 June to 1 July 2016)
      CCAMLR Observer (USA)
      10.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/32
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) to 24th Regular Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) (St. Julian’s, Malta, 10 to 17 November 2015)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/33
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) to 20th Annual Meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) (La Reunion, France, 16 to 27 May 2016)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/34
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      Summary of activities of the Commission during the 2015/16 intersessional period– Report of the Chair
      Chair of the Commission
      2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/35
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      Overview of global trade in toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/36
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      CCAMLR inspections undertaken by New Zealand from HMNZS Otago during 2015/16
      Delegation of New Zealand
      3.1.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/37
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      Spanish actions against IUU fishing 2015/16
      Delegation of Spain
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/38
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Norway) to the 38th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), Varadero, Cuba, 19 to 23 September 2016
      CCAMLR Observer (Norway)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/39
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Norway) to the 2015 Annual Meeting the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), London, UK, 9 to 13 November 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Norway)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/40
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Meeting of the Extended Commission for the 23rd Annual Session of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 10 to 13 October 2016
      Delegation of Australia
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/41
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Republic of Korea) to the Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), Bali, Indonesia, 2 to 8 December 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Republic of Korea)
      10.2.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/08
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      Proposal by the Russian Federation to amend the CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship Scheme
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      5.8
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/17
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      Antarctic krill fisheries management and the need to retain CM 51-07
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/18
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      Antarctic krill fisheries management: "What's next?"
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/19
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      Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR by the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK)
      Submitted by ARK
      5.2.1, 10.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/20
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      Independent reviews of CCAMLR stock assessments – a discussion paper
      Delegation of the USA
      9
      WG-FSA-16/03
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      Consideration of requirements for a CCAMLR hook-marking scheme
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2

      Agenda

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      1     Opening of meeting

      The meeting will open at 0900h on Monday, 17 October 2016.

      The Chair of the Commission will welcome delegates from CCAMLR Members as well as observers from CCAMLR Acceding States. The Chair will also welcome observers from non-Contracting Parties and international organisations invited in accordance with the decision taken last year (CCAMLR-XXXIV, paragraphs 13.4 to 13.7) and further considerations in COMM CIRC 16/44.

      The Chair will introduce Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania, who will address the meeting.

      2     Organisation of meeting

      Directly following the opening of the meeting, the Chair will deal with procedural matters before adjourning the Commission to allow the Scientific Committee, SCAF and SCIC to carry out their work.

      2.1     Adoption of agenda

      The Preliminary Agenda for the Thirty-fifth Meeting of the Commission was prepared and distributed in accordance with Rule 15 of the Commission’s Rules of Procedure. A Provisional Agenda, taking account of Members’ additions and comments on the Preliminary Agenda, will be distributed in September 2016 in accordance with Rule 17 of the Rules of Procedure.

      2.2     Status of the Convention

      The Depository, Australia, will report on the status of the Convention.

      2.3     Chair’s Report
      3     Implementation and compliance

      Discussion under Agenda Item 3 will be guided by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Implementation and Compliance (SCIC) who will provide a report to the Commission in relation to the matters considered under this agenda item. SCIC will take into account advice provided by the Scientific Committee in respect of these items as required.

      3.1     Review of compliance- and implementation-related measures and policies
      3.1.1     CCAMLR compliance evaluation procedure (CCEP)

      In accordance with Conservation Measure (CM) 10-10, paragraph 3(i), SCIC shall consider the Summary CCAMLR Compliance Report taking into account any additional information received, including in accordance with paragraph 1(iii).

      SCIC shall adopt by consensus, an annual Provisional CCAMLR Compliance Report that shall record any findings of non-compliance and issues identified with conservation measure implementation. This report shall include an assessment of compliance status, in accordance with Annex 10-10/B, as well as recommendations to the Commission in accordance with CM 10-10, paragraph 3(iii).

      The Commission shall consider the Provisional CCAMLR Compliance Report and adopt a CCAMLR Compliance Report.

      3.1.2.1     Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS)

      SCIC will consider the Secretariat’s summary on the implementation and operation of the CDS in 2015/16.

      SCIC will consider the report of the e-CDS Workshop regarding the intersessional work undertaken to implement the recommendations of the Independent Review of CCAMLR’s CDS in relation to the e-CDS.

      3.1.2.2     System of Inspection
      3.1.2.3     Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)

      SCIC will consider the Secretariat’s summary on the implementation and operation of the VMS in 2015/16.

      SCIC will consider any matters arising under the Arrangement between the Secretariat and competent Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) to release VMS data held by the Secretariat to support search and rescue activities undertaken by the MRCCs.

      3.1.3     Proposals for new and revised measures

      SCIC will consider proposals for the revision of conservation measures in force and proposals for the adoption of new conservation measures.

      In accordance with CM 10-10, paragraph 5, SCIC will consider the effectiveness of CM 10-10 in evaluating and addressing non-compliance, and report to the Commission on its findings and recommendations for improving the conservation measure.

      CCAMLR-XXXV/07 e-CDS Workshop Summary Report
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      CCAMLR-XXXV/08 Proposal for amendment to CCAMLR Conservation Measures 10-06 and 10-07 to allow for proper investigation timeframes and increased transparency
      Delegation of the European Union
      CCAMLR-XXXV/14 A proposal to make activities targeting toothfish consistent with CCAMLR’s regulatory framework
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      CCAMLR-XXXV/17 Proposed amendments to Conservation Measure 10-05 to broaden the scope of how Non-Contracting Parties can participate in the CCAMLR Catch Documentation Scheme for seized or confiscated catch
      Delegation of Australia
      CCAMLR-XXXV/22 Proposal for amendment to CCAMLR Conservation Measure 10-02 to ensure detailed fishing vessel information is submitted
      Delegation of the European Union
      CCAMLR-XXXV/23 Prohibition of finning of sharks caught in the CAMLR Convention Area
      Delegations of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, the European Union, Namibia, South Africa, Uruguay and the USA
      CCAMLR-XXXV/24 Proposal to strengthen monitoring and control of transhipments
      Delegations of Australia and the USA
      CCAMLR-XXXV/26 Regulation of the krill fishery within the CCAMLR area
      Delegation of Chile
      CCAMLR-XXXV/27 Proposal for a revision of the compliance status categories in CM 10-10
      Delegation of Chile
      CCAMLR-XXXV/29 Proposal by Ukraine to amend CCAMLR Conservation Measure 10-05 on the Dissostichus Catch Documentation Scheme
      Delegation of Ukraine
      CCAMLR-XXXV/31 Amendments to Conservation Measure 51-06 (2014) General measure for scientific observation in fisheries for Euphausia superba
      Delegation of Ukraine
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/09 Proposal to revise conservation measures related to activities targeting toothfish consistent with CCAMLR’s regulatory framework
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.2.1     Current level of IUU fishing

      SCIC will consider information from Contracting Parties, non-Contracting Parties, the Secretariat and the Scientific Committee and its working groups on IUU fishing activity and trends in the Convention Area for 2015/16.

      3.2.2     IUU Vessel Lists

      SCIC will review reports submitted by non-Contracting Parties on measures taken to exercise effective control over their flagged vessels included on the NCP-IUU Vessel List in 2015.

      SCIC will consider the Provisional NCP-IUU Vessel List and the Provisional CP-IUU Vessel List for 2016 and any additional information provided in relation to vessels included in the Lists.

      Following consideration of any information and evidence provided by Contracting Parties or non-Contracting Parties pertaining to vessels included on the NCP-IUU Vessel List adopted in 2015, SCIC will recommend to the Commission if any vessels should be removed from the list.

      SCIC shall, by consensus, adopt a Proposed NCP-IUU Vessel List and a Proposed CP-IUU Vessel List which shall be provided to the Commission for approval.

      3.3     Advice from the Scientific Committee to SCIC

      The Chair of the Scientific Committee will report as appropriate, on the Scheme of International Scientific Observation (SISO) and exchange any information on matters of relevance for SCIC to consider.

      3.4     Other SCIC business
      3.5     Advice from SCIC
      4     Administration and Finance
      4.1     Annual Financial Statements
      4.1.1     Examination of Audited Financial Statements for 2015

      Consistent with Financial Regulation 11.1, a full audit of the 2015 Financial Statements was completed in early 2016. The Financial Statements, together with the associated Audit Report, will be reviewed by SCAF and presented for acceptance by the Commission. In this regard, note should also be taken of COMM CIRC 16/31.

      4.2     Secretariat matters
      4.2.1     Executive Secretary’s Report

      The Executive Secretary will present his annual report. The report will summarise the implementation of activities and tasks described in the 2015–2018 Strategic Plan undertaken during the 2015/16 intersessional period (CCAMLR-XXXI, Annex 7, paragraph 3). The report will include matters relating to the Staffing and Salary Strategy for the Secretariat.

      4.3     Report of the CCAMLR Intersessional Correspondence Group on Sustainable Financing

      The Secretariat, as convener of an open-ended informal correspondence group appointed by the Commission (CCAMLR-XXXI, Annex 7, paragraph 13), will present a progress report on intersessional consultations that concerned further work to evaluate possible income-generating and cost-saving options (CCAMLR-XXXIII, Annex 7, paragraphs 14 and 15).

      4.4.1     Review of 2016 Budget

      The status of the 2016 budget will be presented for review.

      4.4.2     Draft Budget for 2017

      A draft budget for 2017 will be presented. This will be used to prepare a recommended budget for 2017. The advice to the Commission will take into account SCAF’s discussions on financial and administrative issues as well as advice from the Scientific Committee and SCIC Chairs.

      As part of its budgetary considerations, SCAF will review any income and expenditure proposals for any of the Special and other Funds.

      4.4.3     Forecast Budget for 2018

      The Committee will present a forecast budget for 2018 to the Commission for information purposes only.

      4.5     Selection process for the next Executive Secretary
      4.6     Advice from SCAF
      5.1     Advice from the Scientific Committee

      The Chair of the Scientific Committee will introduce the report of the Thirty-fifth Meeting of the Scientific Committee containing advice and recommendations to the Commission in accordance with the Convention’s objectives.

      5.2     Harvested species

      In addition to a summary of catches in 2015/16 and management advice for 2016/17, the Commission will consider the advice and recommendations of the Scientific Committee in relation to harvesting of krill and fish as well as any proposals for new fisheries.

      5.2.1     Krill resources

      Data reported for the current season, as well as any updates to the notifications for krill fisheries in the 2016/17 season will be presented. Members will be invited to inform the Commission of updated information relating to those notifications, as well as any relevant developments and trends in krill fisheries in the Convention Area. The Chair of the Scientific Committee will report on issues including progress towards development of feedback management for the krill fishery, catch monitoring, including the estimation of green weight and other advice related to the krill fishery.

      5.2.2     Fish resources
      5.2.3     New and exploratory finfish fisheries

      Fishing activities in exploratory fisheries in the 2015/16 season and notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in the 2016/17 season will be reviewed taking into account the advice of the Scientific Committee. The results of the Scientific Committee’s review of research in data-poor exploratory fisheries, and research conducted under Conservation Measure 24-01 will be reported.

      5.3     Assessment and avoidance of incidental mortality

      The Chair of the Scientific Committee will report on the Committee’s consideration of the incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals arising from fisheries.

      5.4     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems

      The Scientific Committee will provide advice on progress in the implementation of Conservation Measures 22-05, 22-06, 22-07, 22-08 and 22-09 and other matters pertaining to CCAMLR’s actions in respect of bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems.

      5.6     Climate change

      The Scientific Committee will provide advice on the science required to inform management responses to climate change (SC-CAMLR-XXVII, paragraphs 8.1 to 8.10 and CCAMLR-XXIX, paragraph 13.8).

      5.7     Scientific research under Conservation Measure 24-01

      The Scientific Committee will provide advice on scientific research conducted in 2015/16 under Conservation Measure (CM) 24-01 (Application of conservation measures to scientific research). The Scientific Committee will advise on proposals submitted under CM 24-01 to ensure all research proposed for 2016/17 is consistent with the intended purpose of the measure.

      5.8     Capacity building
      6     CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation

      The Chair of the Scientific Committee will also report on progress with the implementation of the recommendations of the CCAMLR SISO Review (SC CAMLR-XXXII, paragraphs 7.9 and 7.10) and the implementation of the CCAMLR Observer Training Program Accreditation Scheme (COTPAS).

      7     Impacts of climate change on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources

      The establishment of the Intersessional Correspondence Group (ICG) in 2015 to develop approaches for better integrating considerations of climate change impacts into the work of CCAMLR (CCAMLR-XXXIV, paragraph 7.12) recognised that ongoing work will be required to achieve this. Climate change issues of relevance to the Commission will be discussed under this item.

      8     Conservation measures
      8.1     Review of existing measures

      The Commission will review conservation measures in force in light of the advice received under Agenda Item 3 and from the Scientific Committee in relation to experiences in implementing measures in 2015/16.

      CCAMLR-XXXV/14 A proposal to make activities targeting toothfish consistent with CCAMLR’s regulatory framework
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      CCAMLR-XXXV/16 Managing risk of localised effects of the developing krill fishery in Area 48: the need for maintaining a distribution of the trigger level
      Delegation of Australia
      CCAMLR-XXXV/17 Proposed amendments to Conservation Measure 10-05 to broaden the scope of how Non-Contracting Parties can participate in the CCAMLR Catch Documentation Scheme for seized or confiscated catch
      Delegation of Australia
      CCAMLR-XXXV/20 Comments regarding a marine protected area on the southern shelf of the South Orkney Islands (SOISS MPA)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      CCAMLR-XXXV/22 Proposal for amendment to CCAMLR Conservation Measure 10-02 to ensure detailed fishing vessel information is submitted
      Delegation of the European Union
      CCAMLR-XXXV/23 Prohibition of finning of sharks caught in the CAMLR Convention Area
      Delegations of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, the European Union, Namibia, South Africa, Uruguay and the USA
      CCAMLR-XXXV/24 Proposal to strengthen monitoring and control of transhipments
      Delegations of Australia and the USA
      CCAMLR-XXXV/26 Regulation of the krill fishery within the CCAMLR area
      Delegation of Chile
      CCAMLR-XXXV/27 Proposal for a revision of the compliance status categories in CM 10-10
      Delegation of Chile
      CCAMLR-XXXV/29 Proposal by Ukraine to amend CCAMLR Conservation Measure 10-05 on the Dissostichus Catch Documentation Scheme
      Delegation of Ukraine
      CCAMLR-XXXV/30 On interim distribution of the trigger level in the fishery for Euphausia superba in statistical Subareas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4
      Delegation of Ukraine
      CCAMLR-XXXV/31 Amendments to Conservation Measure 51-06 (2014) General measure for scientific observation in fisheries for Euphausia superba
      Delegation of Ukraine
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/09 Proposal to revise conservation measures related to activities targeting toothfish consistent with CCAMLR’s regulatory framework
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      8.2     Consideration of new measures and other conservation requirements
      9     Implementation of Convention objectives

      Since 1996 the Commission has agreed that specific reflection on the objectives of the Convention continues to be an important requisite of each annual meeting. The Commission will consider any progress made with respect to the various strategic discussions at previous meetings of the Commission, such as in respect of CCAMLR’s regulatory framework commenced at CCAMLR-XXXIV (paragraphs 9.11–9.21), and review proposals submitted for discussion under this item. The Commission has tasked the Secretariat with providing a progress report on matters (papers, activities and actions) arising from the Performance Review Report (CCAMLR-XXIX, paragraph 15.7 and First CCAMLR Performance Review).

      10     Cooperation with the Antarctic Treaty System and international organisations
      10.1     Cooperation with the Antarctic Treaty System
      10.1.1     Cooperation with Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties

      The Executive Secretary represented CCAMLR at the Thirty-ninth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Party Meeting (ATCM XXXIX, 23 May to 1 June 2016, Santiago, Chile). He will provide a report on the meeting.

      The Commission will consider the Scientific Committee’s advice on assessment of any draft management plans for protected areas with a marine area component proposed under the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty and submitted to CCAMLR for approval.  

      The Scientific Committee will report on its consideration of the CEP/SC-CAMLR Workshop which was held in Punta Arenas, Chile, 19 and 20 May 2016.

      Future cooperation between CCAMLR and other parts of the Antarctic Treaty System will be discussed along with participation in the meetings of the ATCM and CEP in 2017.

      10.2     Cooperation with international organisations
      10.2.1     Reports of observers from international organisations

      The following international organisations have been invited to attend CCAMLR-XXXV as observers: ACAP, CCSBT, CEP, CITES, COMNAP, FAO, IATTC, ICCAT, IOC, IUCN, IWC, South East Asia RPOA-IUU, SCAR, SCOR, SEAFO, SIOFA, SPRFMO, UNEP and WCPFC.

      The following non-governmental organisations have also been invited to attend CCAMLR-XXXV: ARK, ASOC, COLTO and Oceanites Inc.

      Observer reports will have been tabled. Representatives of these and other organisations present at the meeting will be invited to present key items from their reports. The reports from the CEP and SCAR Observers will have been received by the Scientific Committee.

      10.2.2     Reports from CCAMLR representatives at meetings of international organisations in the previous intersessional period and nominations of representatives to forthcoming meetings of relevant international organisations

      Reports from CCAMLR representatives at the 2015/16 meetings of various international organisations (CCAMLR-XXXIV, paragraph 10.14 and Table 4) will be received.

      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/02 Thirty-second Session of the Committee on Fisheries (Rome, Italy, 11 to 15 July 2016) Abbreviated summary highlighting items of interest to CCAMLR Members based on the draft report
      Executive Secretary
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/03 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Namibia) to the 2015 annual meeting of the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO), Swakopmund, Namibia, 30 November to 4 December 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Namibia)
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/10 Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Third Meeting of the Parties of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA), 3 to 8 July 2016, Saint-Denis, La Reunion
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/11 Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Fourth Meeting of the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (Valdivia, Chile, 25 to 29 January 2016)
      CCAMLR Observer (Chile)
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/30 Calendar of meetings of relevance to the Commission in 2016/17
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/32 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) to 24th Regular Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) (St. Julian’s, Malta, 10 to 17 November 2015)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/33 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) to 20th Annual Meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) (La Reunion, France, 16 to 27 May 2016)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/38 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Norway) to the 38th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), Varadero, Cuba, 19 to 23 September 2016
      CCAMLR Observer (Norway)
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/39 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Norway) to the 2015 Annual Meeting the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), London, UK, 9 to 13 November 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Norway)
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/40 Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Meeting of the Extended Commission for the 23rd Annual Session of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 10 to 13 October 2016
      Delegation of Australia
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/41 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Republic of Korea) to the Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), Bali, Indonesia, 2 to 8 December 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Republic of Korea)
      10.2.3     Cooperation with RFMOs
      11     2017 budget and forecast budget for 2018

      Taking into account discussion arising under Agenda Item 4.4.2, the advice of the Scientific Committee and other budgetary-related matters agreed during the meeting, the Commission will adopt a budget for 2017 and a forecast budget for 2018.

      13     Next meeting
      13.1     Election of officers

      The following appointments require the consideration of the Commission at CCAMLR-XXXV:

      • Chair of the Commission
      • Chair of SCIC.
      13.2     Invitation of observers

      Since 1994 the Commission has addressed the invitation of observers to its next meeting under this agenda item (CCAMLR-XIII, paragraph 13.7). Acceding States, non-Contracting Parties and international organisations to be invited to CCAMLR-XXXVI will be identified.

      13.3     Date and location

      The date of the Thirty-sixth Meeting of the Commission will be decided. 

      14     Report of the Thirty-fifth Meeting of the Commission

      The report of the Thirty-fifth Meeting will be considered and adopted.

      15     Close of the meeting.

      The meeting is scheduled to close at 1600 h on Friday, 28 October 2016.

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