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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

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    Delegation of the Russian Federation
    Submitted By:
    Dr Svetlana Kasatkina (Russian Federation)
    Approved By:
    Dr Svetlana Kasatkina (Russian Federation)

    Fishery results in the 2018/19 season show that using current procedures for operational fisheries monitoring and forecasting did not ensure management of the Olympic fishery in the Ross Sea in accordance with regulation under CM 41-09, including the untimely notification of fishery closures while there was significant undercatch and the spatial redistribution of allowable catch. Russia would like to stress that the Secretariat must strictly follow Conservation Measures in force, irrespective of the goals and tasks addressed in the intersessional period, since changes to Conservation Measures in force and their approval fall within the exclusive competence of the Commission's annual meeting.