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    Cooperation with other organisations: Arrangements with International Organisations

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    CCAMLR Secretariat
    Submitted By:
    Ms Doro Forck (CCAMLR Secretariat)

    CCAMLR has Arrangements with five other organisations. Two Arrangements (Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) and South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO)) expire after CCAMLR-XXXVII. Activity under these arrangements has generally been restricted to exchange of reports and invitation to meetings. The Secretariat proposes that this be extended for those organisations that also catch toothfish to include cooperation with CCAMLR’s toothfish tagging program, and to cooperation with the CCAMLR Catch Documentation Scheme for Dissostichus spp. (CDS), sharing CDS data and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) vessel lists.

    The Secretariat seeks a Commission decision to renew these two Arrangements (CCSBT, SPRFMO) for a further 3 years. The Secretariat seeks the endorsement of the Scientific Committee, SCIC and the Commission in respect of activities to be undertaken under the Arrangements with SPRFMO, the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO) and the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) on toothfish tagging and CDS.