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    SC-CAMLR-38

    Full Name
    Thirty-eighth Meeting of the Scientific Committee
    Location:
    Hobart, Australia
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    Submissions Due
    Friday, 6 September 2019 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Saturday, 21 September 2019 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)

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

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      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-38/02
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      Developing guidelines for conversion factors in new and exploratory toothfish fisheries
      Delegation of New Zealand
      3.2.3
      CCAMLR-38/11
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      Second Performance Review: progress reporting
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      13.2
      CCAMLR-38/19
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      Decision to promote the creation of a Southern Ocean Cooperation Platform
      Delegation of the European Union
      10.4
      CCAMLR-38/20
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      Proposal to designate a newly-exposed marine area adjacent to Pine Island Glacier (Subarea 88.3) as a Special Area for Scientific Study
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      6
      CCAMLR-38/22
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      Second review of the South Orkney Islands southern shelf Marine Protected Area
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      6.1
      CCAMLR-38/24
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      Draft Research and Monitoring Plan (RMP) for the South Orkney Islands Southern Shelf Marine Protected Area
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      6.1
      CCAMLR-38/25 Rev. 1
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      Revised proposal for a conservation measure establishing a Marine Protected Area in Domain 1 (Western Antarctic Peninsula and South Scotia Arc)
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      6.1.2
      CCAMLR-38/31 Rev. 2
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      Revision of the precautionary approach to ensuring the rational use of a living resource (Dissostichus eleginoides) in Subarea 48.3
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.2.1, 3.2.2
      CCAMLR-38/BG/11
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      Reconciliation of CDS data with monthly fine-scale catch and effort data
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.2
      CCAMLR-38/BG/12
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      Fishery monitoring and closure procedures
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.2.3
      CCAMLR-38/BG/17 Rev. 1
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      Technical procedure for retrieval and handling of unidentified fishing gear in the Convention Area
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      5
      CCAMLR-38/BG/20
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      South Orkney Islands Southern Shelf Marine Protected Area – Second Report
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      6.1
      CCAMLR-38/BG/37
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      International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) activities 2018–2019: a summary for CCAMLR
      Submitted by IAATO
      10.2
      CCAMLR-38/BG/43
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      ASOC report to CCAMLR
      Submitted by ASOC
      10.2
      CCAMLR-38/BG/44
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      CCAMLR MPAs and the global climate and biodiversity crisis
      Submitted by ASOC
      6.1
      CCAMLR-38/BG/45
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      Next steps in cooperation between CCAMLR and the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA)
      Submitted by ASOC
      10.4
      CCAMLR-38/BG/53
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      China’s plan for marine investigation and assessment in the East Antarctic sector
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      6.1.2
      CCAMLR-38/BG/56
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      The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: CCAMLR’s duty to respond
      Submitted by ASOC
      9
      SC-CAMLR-38/01
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      Information about a Workshop for Training Russian Scientific Observers and Inspectors to Work in Fisheries in the CCAMLR Convention Area
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      8
      SC-CAMLR-38/02
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      Comments on procedures for managing the toothfish fishery: Subarea 88.1 and SSRUs 882 А–В in the 2018/19 season
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.2.3
      SC-CAMLR-38/03
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      Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Concarneau, France, 24 June to 5 July 2019)
      3.1, 5.3, 8, 10
      SC-CAMLR-38/04
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      Report of the Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment (Hobart, Australia, 7 to 18 October 2019)
      3.2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10
      SC-CAMLR-38/05
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      Report of the Working Group on Statistics, Assessments and Modelling (Concarneau, France, 17 to 21 June 2019)
      2.1, 3, 4
      SC-CAMLR-38/06
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      Report of the Meeting of the Subgroup on Acoustic Survey and Analysis Methods (Bergen, Norway, 26 to 30 August 2019)
      2.2, 3.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/07
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      CCAMLR Science – Proposal for a special volume on CCAMLR’s management of the krill fishery
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      13.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/08
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      Funding Science Capacity in CCAMLR
      Chair of the Scientific Committee
      13.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/09
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      Outcomes from a review of the CCAMLR Marine Debris Program
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      5.4
      SC-CAMLR-38/11 Rev. 1
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      Proposals on the requirements for developing Research and monitoring plans for Marine Protected Areas
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/12
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      Resource support for conducting scientific programs in the Ross Sea region MPA: comments and proposals
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      6.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/13
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      A proposal for a Krill Ageing Inter-laboratory Calibration Workshop
      Delegations of Australia, China, Japan, Norway and the USA
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/14
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      A Proposal for a new Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) at Inexpressible Island and Seaview Bay, Ross Sea
      Delegations of China, Italy and Republic of Korea
      6
      SC-CAMLR-38/15
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      The CCAMLR Decision Rule, strengths and weaknesses
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      3.2.1, 9
      SC-CAMLR-38/16
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      Report from the Workshop on Krill-fishery Management for Subareas 48.1 and 48.2 (Concarneau, France, 10 to 14 June 2019)
      G. Watters and P. Trathan
      3.1, 6.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/17
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      A Risk Assessment and ancillary approaches to facilitate the management of the krill fishery as envisaged by WG-EMM-2019
      Delegations of the United Kingdom and Australia
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/18
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      Net monitoring on Norwegian krill fishing vessels, recent trials, and a proposal for amendment to CM 25-03 to accommodate cabled communication between net sensors and vessel
      O.A. Bergstad
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-38/19
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      Procedure for estimating two-hour catches on vessels conducting continuous krill trawling and proposal for adding the description of the procedure as an annex to CM 21-03
      O.A. Bergstad
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/20
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      The development of Research and Monitoring Plan for CCAMLR MPAs
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      6.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/21
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      Proposal to improve the Draft Research and Monitoring Plan for the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/22
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      A proposal for Krill Fishery Observer Workshop
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/01 Rev. 1
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      Catches of target species in the Convention Area
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/03
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      Domain 1 MPA Proposal CM 91-XXrev1: Rationale of the changes for the Proposal for the Establishment of a Marine Protected Area in the Western Antarctic Peninsula- South Scotia Arc
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      6.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/04
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      Development of the CCAMLR Marine Protected Area (MPA) Information Repository (CMIR)
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/05
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      Comments and Proposals regarding the Ross Sea region MPA Research and Monitoring Plan
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/06
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      Report of the Second Annual Meeting of SCAR Krill Action Group
      B. Meyer, S. Kawaguchi and K. Reid
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/07
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      Committee for Environmental Protection: 2019 Annual Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR
      CEP Observer to SC-CAMLR, Dr P. Penhale (USA)
      10.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/08
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      Summary and feedback of the marine scientific research expeditions carried out with RV Polarstern in the 2018/19 season
      Delegation of Germany
      16
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/09
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      Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR by the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (ARK)
      Submitted by ARK
      10.2, 3.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/10
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      Emperor penguins – vulnerable to projected rates of warming and sea-ice loss; an international collaboration to inform species-related conservation decision-making and conservation planning
      Delegations of the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, SCAR and ASOC
      9
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/11
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      2019 Report to CCAMLR by Oceanites, Inc. – Antarctic Site Inventory / MAPPPD and Related Projects / State of Antarctic Penguins 2019 Report / Penguin Population Changes / Climate Analyses / Recent, Notable Scientific Papers
      Submitted by Oceanites, Inc.
      9, 10.2
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/12
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      Report of the SC-CAMLR Observer (Japan) to the Fourth Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) (Yokohama, Japan, 25 to 29 March 2019)
      SC-CAMLR Observer (Japan)
      10.3
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/13
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      Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) population winter/summer behaviour and CEMP time-lapse cameras validation at Galindez Island in the 2018/19 season
      Delegation of Ukraine
      3.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/14
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      Progress report on the scientific data compilation and analyses in support of the planning of a potential Marine Protected Area (MPA) east of the zero meridian in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica)
      G. Griffith, T. Hatterman, A. Høgestøl, Y. Kasajima, A. Lowther, S. Moreau, B. Njaastad, P. Koubbi, C. von Quillfeldt, T. Brey, K. Teschke and O.A. Bergstad
      6.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/15
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      Observation and comments on the scientific basis and draft RMP of the WSMPA Proposal
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      6.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/16
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      The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Annual Report 2018/2019
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/17
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      Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment – 2019 Update
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2, 9
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/18
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      Report from the Workshop on Krill-fishery Management for Subareas 48.1 and 48.2
      P.N. Trathan, G. Watters, N. Bransome, S. Davie, P.E. Skogrand, R. Werner, A. Kavanagh, C. Johnson and J. Arata (On behalf of the Workshop Organising Committee)
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/19
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      Proposal for a multi-national research effort to quantify krill flux into, out of, and within the Bransfield Strait using a Super SWeet ARray of Moorings (SuperSWARM)
      G. Watters, C. Reiss, G. Cutter, J. Hinke and D. Krause
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/20
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      Observation on interactions between marine mammals and krill mid-water trawl
      Y. Ying, G. Fan, X. Zhao, J. Zhang, X. Wang and J. Zhu
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/21 Rev. 1
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      Preliminary proposal for designation an Antarctic Specially Protected Area in the Argentine Islands Archipelago and nearby Graham Coast Antarctic Peninsula region
      Delegation of Ukraine
      6
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/22
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      Moving towards a new era in ecosystem-based krill fishery management
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/23
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      Report of activities performed under support of CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship in 2019
      I. Slypko
      13.3
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/24
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      Expanding CCAMLR’s consideration of whales in science and management
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/25 Rev. 1
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      Research and monitoring by New Zealand and Italy in support of the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area
      Delegations of New Zealand and Italy
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/26
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      Overview on the development of using the fishing-vessel-based acoustic data in the estimation of distribution and abundance of Antarctic krill
      X. Wang, X. Zhao and X. Yu
      2.2
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/27
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      Networks and tools to enhance collaboration and coordination of observational activities
      Submitted by SCOR
      10
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/28
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      Marine debris, entanglements and hydrocarbon soiling at Bird Island and King Edward Point, South Georgia, Signy Island, South Orkneys and Goudier Island, Antarctic Peninsula 2018/19
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      5.4
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/29
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      Expert Workshop on Pelagic Spatial Planning for the eastern subantarctic region (Domains 4, 5 and 6)
      A.B. Makhado, A. Lowther, P. Koubbi, I. Ansorge, C. Brooks, C. Cotté, R. Crawford, S. Dlulisa, F. d’Ovidio, S. Fawcet, D. Freeman, S. Grant, J. Huggett, M. Hindell, P.A. Hulley, S. Kirkman, T. Lamont, M. Lombard, M.J. Masothla, M.-A. Lea, W.C. Oosthuizen, F. Orgeret, R. Reisinger, T. Samaai, S. Sergi, K. Swadling, S. Somhlaba, A. Van de Putte, C. Von de Meden and D. Yemane
      6.1
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/30
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      Report to the Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources on the outcomes of the EU-H2020 Project ‘Mesopelagic Southern Ocean Prey and Predators (MESOPP)’ and its utility to SC-CAMLR
      A.J. Constable, P. Lehodey and P. Koubbi
      6, 9

      Agenda

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      1     Opening of the meeting

      The Chair (Dr M. Belchier, UK) will open the meeting and welcome delegations of CCAMLR Members and observers. International organisations invited to the meeting are listed in Agenda Item 10.2. The organisation of the meeting, chairing and local arrangements will be discussed.

      1.1     Adoption of the agenda

      The Preliminary Agenda for the Thirty-eighth Meeting of the Scientific Committee was prepared and distributed in accordance with Rule 5 of the Scientific Committee’s Rules of Procedure. This Provisional Agenda has been prepared, taking account of Members’ additions and comments in accordance with Rule 7 of the Rules of Procedure.

      1.2     Chair’s report

      The Chair will report on intersessional activities undertaken since the Thirty-seventh Meeting (SC-CAMLR-XXXVII).

      2     Advances in statistics, assessments, modelling, acoustics and survey methods
      2.1     Statistics, assessments and modelling
      2.1.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will advise the Commission on matters of relevance to the development of statistics, assessments and modelling.

      2.2     Acoustic survey and analysis methods

      The Convener of SG-ASAM (Dr X. Zhao, China) will present the 2019 SG-ASAM report, noting progress with further consideration of the use of fishing vessels to collect acoustic data for use in estimating krill biomass and in understanding the distribution and patterns of occurrence of krill. The outcomes of the deliberations of SG-ASAM from WG-EMM will be further considered at the appropriate point in the Agenda.

      2.2.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will advise the Commission on matters of relevance to acoustic data collection and survey methods.

      3.1     Krill resources
      SC-CAMLR-38/03 Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Concarneau, France, 24 June to 5 July 2019)
      SC-CAMLR-38/06 Report of the Meeting of the Subgroup on Acoustic Survey and Analysis Methods (Bergen, Norway, 26 to 30 August 2019)
      SC-CAMLR-38/13 A proposal for a Krill Ageing Inter-laboratory Calibration Workshop
      Delegations of Australia, China, Japan, Norway and the USA
      SC-CAMLR-38/16 Report from the Workshop on Krill-fishery Management for Subareas 48.1 and 48.2 (Concarneau, France, 10 to 14 June 2019)
      G. Watters and P. Trathan
      SC-CAMLR-38/17 A Risk Assessment and ancillary approaches to facilitate the management of the krill fishery as envisaged by WG-EMM-2019
      Delegations of the United Kingdom and Australia
      SC-CAMLR-38/19 Procedure for estimating two-hour catches on vessels conducting continuous krill trawling and proposal for adding the description of the procedure as an annex to CM 21-03
      O.A. Bergstad
      SC-CAMLR-38/22 A proposal for Krill Fishery Observer Workshop
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/06 Report of the Second Annual Meeting of SCAR Krill Action Group
      B. Meyer, S. Kawaguchi and K. Reid
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/09 Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR by the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (ARK)
      Submitted by ARK
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/18 Report from the Workshop on Krill-fishery Management for Subareas 48.1 and 48.2
      P.N. Trathan, G. Watters, N. Bransome, S. Davie, P.E. Skogrand, R. Werner, A. Kavanagh, C. Johnson and J. Arata (On behalf of the Workshop Organising Committee)
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/19 Proposal for a multi-national research effort to quantify krill flux into, out of, and within the Bransfield Strait using a Super SWeet ARray of Moorings (SuperSWARM)
      G. Watters, C. Reiss, G. Cutter, J. Hinke and D. Krause
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/22 Moving towards a new era in ecosystem-based krill fishery management
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1.1     Status and trends

      Data reported for the current season, as well as any updates to the notifications for krill fisheries in the 2019/20 season, will be presented, including relevant advice from WG-EMM. Members will be invited to inform the Scientific Committee of updated information relating to those notifications, as well as any relevant developments and trends in krill fisheries in the Convention Area.

      3.1.2     Ecosystem effects of krill fishing

      The Convener of WG-EMM (Dr C. Cárdenas, Chile) will present the relevant sections of the 2019 WG‑EMM report noting the priority issues for WG-EMM in 2019 identified in SC-CAMLR-XXXV, Table 1.

      3.1.3     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission in respect of krill resources.

      3.2.1     Status and trends

      Data and related information for the current season will be presented, including relevant advice from WG-FSA. Members will be invited to inform the Scientific Committee of recent developments and trends in finfish fisheries in the Convention Area.

      3.2.2     Assessment of fish resources
      3.2.2.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission on catch limits in the 2019/20 season for assessed fisheries.

      3.2.3     New and exploratory finfish fisheries

      Fishing activities in exploratory fisheries in the 2018/19 season and notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in the 2019/20 season will be reviewed, taking into account the advice of WG-SAM and WG‑FSA.

      3.2.3.1     Progress towards assessments

      The Scientific Committee will review advice from WG-SAM and WG-FSA on the progress towards assessments in exploratory fisheries and research in other areas (including research conducted under Conservation Measure (CM) 24-01) designed to provide future assessments of Dissostichus spp.

      3.2.3.2     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice in relation to research in new, exploratory and other research fisheries.

      4     Scientific research exemption

      The Scientific Committee will consider the advice of WG-FSA and WG-SAM on scientific research conducted in the 2018/19 season under CM 24-01 (noting that such research related to Dissostichus spp. will be covered under Agenda Item 3.2.3.1).

      The Scientific Committee will consider proposals submitted under CM 24-01 to ensure all research proposed for the 2019/20 season is consistent with the intended purpose of the measure and is consistent with the requirements of CM 24-05.

      4.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission on research conducted under CM 24-01 and reported under CM 24-05.

      5.1     Fish and invertebrate by-catch

      By-catch data and related information for the current season will be presented. Members will be invited to inform the Scientific Committee of recent developments and trends in by‑catch from fisheries in the Convention Area.

      The Scientific Committee will consider the recommendations of WG‑FSA and WG-EMM on developments in fishing methods, education and other matters relevant to by-catch in CCAMLR fisheries.

      5.2     Incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals associated with fisheries

      Data on incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals and related information for the current season will be presented. Members will be invited to inform the Scientific Committee of recent developments and trends in by‑catch from fisheries in the Convention Area.

      The Scientific Committee will consider relevant parts of the WG-EMM and WG‑FSA reports on incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals arising from fisheries.

      5.3     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems
      5.4     Marine debris

      The Scientific Committee will consider the occurrence and impact of marine debris, including any advice from WG-FSA in respect of reports of lost fishing gear in the Convention Area.

      5.5     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission related to the impacts, mitigation measures and limits in place relating to non-target catch in CCAMLR fisheries.

      6.1     Marine protected areas (MPAs)

      The Scientific Committee will consider scientific analysis relevant to the implementation of a representative system of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the CAMLR Convention Area, including the:

      CCAMLR-38/22 Second review of the South Orkney Islands southern shelf Marine Protected Area
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      CCAMLR-38/24 Draft Research and Monitoring Plan (RMP) for the South Orkney Islands Southern Shelf Marine Protected Area
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      CCAMLR-38/BG/20 South Orkney Islands Southern Shelf Marine Protected Area – Second Report
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      CCAMLR-38/BG/44 CCAMLR MPAs and the global climate and biodiversity crisis
      Submitted by ASOC
      SC-CAMLR-38/12 Resource support for conducting scientific programs in the Ross Sea region MPA: comments and proposals
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      SC-CAMLR-38/16 Report from the Workshop on Krill-fishery Management for Subareas 48.1 and 48.2 (Concarneau, France, 10 to 14 June 2019)
      G. Watters and P. Trathan
      SC-CAMLR-38/20 The development of Research and Monitoring Plan for CCAMLR MPAs
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/14 Progress report on the scientific data compilation and analyses in support of the planning of a potential Marine Protected Area (MPA) east of the zero meridian in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica)
      G. Griffith, T. Hatterman, A. Høgestøl, Y. Kasajima, A. Lowther, S. Moreau, B. Njaastad, P. Koubbi, C. von Quillfeldt, T. Brey, K. Teschke and O.A. Bergstad
      SC-CAMLR-38/BG/29 Expert Workshop on Pelagic Spatial Planning for the eastern subantarctic region (Domains 4, 5 and 6)
      A.B. Makhado, A. Lowther, P. Koubbi, I. Ansorge, C. Brooks, C. Cotté, R. Crawford, S. Dlulisa, F. d’Ovidio, S. Fawcet, D. Freeman, S. Grant, J. Huggett, M. Hindell, P.A. Hulley, S. Kirkman, T. Lamont, M. Lombard, M.J. Masothla, M.-A. Lea, W.C. Oosthuizen, F. Orgeret, R. Reisinger, T. Samaai, S. Sergi, K. Swadling, S. Somhlaba, A. Van de Putte, C. Von de Meden and D. Yemane
      6.2     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission on scientific analysis relevant to the implementation of a representative system of MPAs in the CAMLR Convention Area.

      7     IUU fishing in the Convention Area
      8     CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation

      The Secretariat will summarise data received in accordance with the Scheme of International Scientific Observation in the 2018/19 season. The Conveners of WG‑EMM and WG-FSA will present relevant sections of their reports.

      The Scientific Committee will review recommendations for the operation of the scheme, including the scientific objectives and priorities for the deployment of CCAMLR international scientific observers during the 2019/20 season.

      8.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will advise the Commission on matters of relevance to the implementation of the scheme and its objectives.

      9.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide relevant scientific advice to the Commission on the impacts of climate change.

      10.1     Cooperation within the Antarctic Treaty System
      10.1.1     Committee for Environmental Protection
      10.1.2     Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research
      10.2     Reports of observers from other international organisations

      Reports will be received from representatives of international and non-governmental organisations present as observers at the Scientific Committee meeting.

      Invitations to attend SC-CAMLR-38 (see SC CIRC 19/56) were extended to the following intergovernmental organisations – ACAP, CCSBT, CEP, CITES, COMNAP, FAO, IATTC, ICCAT, IOC, INTERPOL, IUCN, IWC, South East Asia RPOA-IUU, SCAR, SCOR, SEAFO, SIOFA, SOOS, SPRFMO, UNEP and WCPFC and the following non-governmental organisations – ARK, ASOC, COLTO, IAATO and Oceanites Inc.

      10.3     Reports of representatives at meetings of other international organisations
      10.4     Future cooperation

      The Scientific Committee will discuss the further development of cooperation with other international organisations and consider any proposals for cooperation received by the Scientific Committee under Agenda Items 10.1 to 10.3.

      The Scientific Committee will review invitations to representatives of international and non-governmental organisations to be present as observers at the next meeting of the Scientific Committee.

      11     Budget for 2019/20

      The financial implications of decisions taken during the meeting will be used to identify issues to be raised with the Standing Committee on Administration and Finance (SCAF) for funding during 2019/20.

      This should include the costs of ongoing projects and new proposals, including expenditure from Special Funds and other monies made available to the Scientific Committee as well as from the CCAMLR General Fund. Budgetary items that have implications for longer-term funding will also be reviewed.

      In developing its budget advice, the Scientific Committee will need to consider the working groups’ requirements for invited experts and review the use of science-related special funds.  

      12     Advice to SCIC and SCAF

      In accordance with established practice, the Chair will provide preliminary advice to SCAF and SCIC, and will receive advice on matters of relevance to the Scientific Committee from these standing committees, which will meet concurrently with the meeting of the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee will provide the Commission with summaries of its recommendations to SCIC and SCAF.

      13     Scientific Committee activities
      13.1     Priorities for work of the Scientific Committee and its working groups

      The Scientific Committee will review its 2017–2020 strategic work plan (SC-CAMLR-XXXVI/BG/40).

      The priorities for the intersessional activities of the Scientific Committee in 2019/20 will be discussed and planned. This will include identifying the dates and venues for meetings of working groups and other groups, the timing of data submission to the Secretariat, and a schedule of agreed actions to be undertaken during the intersessional period by the Chair, conveners of working groups, Members and the Secretariat.

      13.2     Second Performance Review
      13.3     CCAMLR Scientific Scholarships Scheme
      13.4     Invitation of experts and observers to meetings of working groups

      On the basis of advice from working group conveners, and in accordance with Rule 2 of the Rules of the Scientific Committee, the Scientific Committee will consider how invitations should be extended to invited experts and to representatives of international and non-governmental organisations to attend intersessional meetings of its working groups.

      13.5     Next meeting

      The Scientific Committee will consider the dates of its next meeting and the invitation of Observers to that meeting.

      14     Secretariat supported activities

      The Scientific Committee will consider the Secretariat’s report on work in support of the Scientific Committee during the 2018/19 intersessional period (see also Agenda Item 1.2) and will consider priorities for future work and requirements for the 2019/20 intersessional period.

      15     Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

      At the 2019 meeting of the Scientific Committee Dr Belchier will complete his second two-year term as Scientific Committee Chair. In accordance with Rule 8 of the Rules of Procedure of the Scientific Committee, an election will be held for the Chair.

      The Scientific Committee will consider the position of Vice-Chair in accordance with Rule 8 of its Rules of Procedure. Dr M. Santos (Argentina) was elected Vice-Chair in 2017 for the 2018 and 2019 meetings and is Senior Vice-Chair. Dr G. Zhu (China) was elected Vice-Chair in 2018 for the 2019 and 2020 meetings and is Junior Vice-Chair.

      16     Other business
      17     Adoption of report of the Thirty-eighth Meeting

      The Scientific Committee will adopt the report of the Thirty-eighth Meeting.

      18     Close of meeting

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