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    Prohibition of finning of sharks caught in the CAMLR Convention Area

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    Delegations of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, the European Union, Norway, South Africa, Uruguay and the USA
    Submitted By:
    Mr Jonathan Kelsey (United States of America)
    Approved By:
    Mr Evan T. Bloom (United States of America)

    The delegations of Argentina, Australia, Chile, the European Union, Norway, Uruguay, and the United States propose to amend CCAMLR Conservation Measure 32-18, as proposed also during the 2016 annual meeting, to prohibit shark finning and require that all fins of any shark that is incidentally caught and that cannot be released alive remain naturally attached through the point of first landing. This is consistent with United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions on sustainable fisheries adopted by consensus every year since 2007.