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    Proposal to improve the Draft Research and Monitoring Plan for the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area

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    Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
    Submitted By:
    Mr Lei Yang (China)
    Approved By:
    Dr Xianyong Zhao (China)

    CCAMLR in 2016 adopted Conservation Measure 91-05, establishing the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area (RSRMPA). The RSRMPA entered into force on 1 December 2017. But there has been no research and monitoring plan (RMP) adopted by CCAMLR in place, which would have impacts on the delivery of the MPA objectives. There were great deal of discussions in this regard over the last two years, and divergent views expressed. With the intention to make contribution to improve the draft RSRMPA RMP, some observations and comments are made as follows.

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