The United States proposes to amend the CCAMLR electronic catch documentation system (e-CDS) and Conservation Measure 10-05 to better document the harvest and subsequent movements of Dissostichus spp. Under the current system, Dissostichus spp. are documented when they are landed by the harvesting vessel or by the transshipment vessel at landing. This proposal seeks to document the harvesting vessel’s catch, as well as the amount and description of catch that is transshipped, and to capture multiple landings from a single harvest event. These improvements will enable the use of the e-CDS to track all Dissostichus spp. moving in trade back to the original harvest event and strengthen the ability of CCAMLR Members to prevent trade in illegally-harvested fish.
Mr Jonathan Kelsey (United States of America)
Mr Evan T. Bloom (United States of America)