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    SC-CAMLR-41

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    Forty-first Meeting of the Scientific Committee
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    Hobart, Australia
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    Friday, 9 September 2022 - 09:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Saturday, 24 September 2022 - 09:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)

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      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-41/01 Rev. 1
      More Info
      CCAMLR Secretariat Strategic Plan 2023–2026
      Executive Secretary
      13
      CCAMLR-41/04
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      Review of the 2022 Budget, Draft 2023 Budget and Forecast Budget for 2024
      Executive Secretary
      11
      CCAMLR-41/05
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      Executive Secretary’s Report 2022, including the Fourth Year Implementation Report for the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan (2019–2022)
      Executive Secretary
      12
      CCAMLR-41/07
      More Info
      CCAMLR Staffing and Salary Strategy (2023–2026)
      Executive Secretary
      13
      CCAMLR-41/08
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      Review of the Rules for Access and Use of CCAMLR Data
      Chair of the Data Services Advisory Group (DSAG)
      11.6
      CCAMLR-41/10
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      Access to meeting documents
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      11.5
      CCAMLR-41/11 Rev. 1
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      Arrangements for cooperation with other organisations
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.4
      CCAMLR-41/29
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      Antarctic Blue Carbon
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      7
      CCAMLR-41/31 Rev. 1
      More Info
      Proposed workshop on integrating climate change and ecosystem interactions into CCAMLR science
      Delegations of the United Kingdom, Australia, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the USA
      7
      CCAMLR-41/37
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      Comments on the revision of Conservation Measure (CM) 51-07
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.1
      CCAMLR-41/41
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      Comments and proposals by the Russian Federation on regulating unified criteria for establishing MPAs in the CCAMLR Convention Area
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      6.1
      CCAMLR-41/BG/06
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      Report of the CCAMLR Observer to the 35th meeting of FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) and the 9th meeting of the Regional Fishery Bodies Secretariats’ Network (RSN)
      Executive Secretary
      10.3
      CCAMLR-41/BG/24
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      The development of Research and Monitoring Plan for CCAMLR MPAs
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      6.1
      CCAMLR-41/BG/25
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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
      CCAMLR-41/BG/29
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      ASPAs 152/153: Western Bransfield Strait and Dallmann Bay: Highlights of scientific research results
      Delegation of the USA
      6.2
      CCAMLR-41/BG/31
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      ASOC Report to CCAMLR
      Submitted by ASOC
      10.2
      CCAMLR-41/BG/32
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      Marine protected areas: A global and regional imperative for CCAMLR
      Submitted by ASOC
      6.1
      CCAMLR-41/BG/39
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      Reporte de pesca de investigación de bacalao de profundidad en aguas de jurisdicción nacional
      Delegación de Ecuador
      3.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/01
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      Communicating the science of CCAMLR
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      11.5
      SC-CAMLR-41/02
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      Secretariat science support for the Scientific Committee in 2022
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      12
      SC-CAMLR-41/03
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      Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Virtual meeting, 4 to 11 July 2022)
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/04
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      Report of the Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment (Hobart, Australia, 10 to 20 October 2022)
      3.2, 3.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/05
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      Report of the Working Group on Statistics, Assessments and Modelling (Virtual meeting, 27 June to 1 July 2022)
      2.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/06
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      Report of the Working Group on Acoustic Survey and Analysis Methods (Virtual meeting, 30 May to 3 June 2022)
      2.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/07
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      Report of the Working Group on Incidental Mortality Associated with Fishing (Hobart, Australia, 10 to 14 October 2022)
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/08 Rev. 1
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      Alignment of SC-CAMLR Special Fund procedures CCAMLR Secretariat
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      11.4
      SC-CAMLR-41/09
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      Requirements for vessel-based acoustic surveys of krill in Subarea 48.1
      Delegation of the USA
      3.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/10
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      Report of the Chair of the Scientific Committee on the CCAMLR Scientific Committee Symposium (Virtual Meeting, 8 and 10 February 2022)
      Chair of the Scientific Committee
      11.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/11
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      Scientific scholarship review panel recommendations in 2022
      Scientific scholarship review panel
      11.3
      SC-CAMLR-41/12
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      Proposals for the interim revision of CM 51-01 and CM 51-07 as a first trail of the new krill management approach in 2022
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/13
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      Summary on the scientific progresses to facilitate the revision of CM 51-07 in 2022
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/14
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      Project of a CCAMLR Science special issue on the ‘Biogeography of plankton and mesopelagic fish between Crozet, Kerguelen and St Paul and New Amsterdam’
      P. Koubbi
      11.5
      SC-CAMLR-41/15
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      Mapping of scientific research capabilities of CCAMLR Members in Domain 1, with a focus on the D1MPA Research and Monitoring Plan
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      6.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/16 Rev. 2
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      Proposed workplan for developing and implementing data collection needs for CCAMLR krill fisheries, and re-scoping of the Krill Fishery Observer Workshop
      S. Kawaguchi and G. Zhu (Co-conveners of the proposed Krill Fishery Observer Workshop)
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/17
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      Information about a Workshop for Training Russian Scientific Observers and Inspectors (2022)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      9
      SC-CAMLR-41/18 Rev. 1
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      Comments and proposals on the development of management strategy for krill fishery: Risk assessment framework to allocate catch in Subarea 48.1
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.1.3
      SC-CAMLR-41/19
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      Proposals and comments on developing a krill resource management strategy for Area 48 in revising krill fisheries management in Subarea 48.1
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/01
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      Catches of target species in the Convention Area
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/02
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      Circulars from Observers –update after the first year
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      12
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/03
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      CEMP Special Fund activities 2022
      CEMP Special Fund Management Panel
      11.4
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/04
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      Protecting Blue Corridors – a collaborative international report highlighting the challenges and solutions for migratory whales navigating national and international seas
      Delegations of Chile and WWF
      6.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/05
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      Icefish spawning aggregation in the southern Weddell Sea including discussions and recommendations from WG-EMM-2022
      Delegations of Germany and France
      5.3
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/06
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      Ukrainian specific research activities assisted by the CCAMLR General Capacity Building Fund: Increase of effectiveness through the research staff expertise strengthen and international cooperation capabilities: improvement of Ukrainian obligations under the Convention
      L. Samchyshyna, E. Pakhomov, P. Zabroda, I. Slypko, T. Pestovskyi, K. Demianenko and L. Pshenichnov
      11.3
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/07
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      2022 Report to SC-CAMLR-41 and CCAMLR-41 by the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK)
      Submitted by ARK
      10.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/08
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      ARK recommendations for improving transparency and safety in the CCAMLR krill fishery
      Submitted by ARK
      10.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/09
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      Moving forward with the new krill management strategy
      Submitted by ARK
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/10
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      Committee for Environmental Protection XXIV: 2022 Annual Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR
      CEP Observer to SC-CAMLR
      10.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/11
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      Review of progress in the implementation of the recommendations identified at the Joint CEP/SC-CAMLR Workshop on Climate Change and Monitoring (2016)
      Submitted by CEP
      7
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/12
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      State and results of Pygoscelis penguin population monitoring at CEMP sites by time-lapse cameras in the Vernadsky station area in 2021/22 season
      O. Savenko, V. Tkachenko, G. Milinevsky, A. Simon and L. Pshenichnov
      11.4
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/13
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      Report to CCAMLR by Oceanites, Inc. — State of Antarctic Penguins 2022
      Submitted by Oceanites
      7
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/14
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      Networks and tools to enhance collaboration and coordination of observational activities
      Submitted by SCOR
      7
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/15
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      The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Science and Implementation Plan (2021–2025) – Providing Observations for Environmental Monitoring
      Submitted by SCOR
      7
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/16
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      Myctobase: Toward a circumpolar database of mesopelagic fishes for new insights into mesopelagic prey fields
      B.L. Woods, R. Trebilco, A. Walters, M. Hindell, G. Duhamel, H. Flores, M. Moteki, P. Pruvost, C. Reiss, R.A. Saunders, C. Sutton, Y.-M. Gan and A. Van de Putte
      6.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/17
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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
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/18
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      Obtaining and updating baseline data through systematic literature analysis
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/19
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      The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Annual Report to CCAMLR 2021/2022
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/20
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      Heightened risk of avian influenza in the Southern Ocean
      Submitted by SCAR and IAATO
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/21
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      Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment: A Decadal Synopsis
      Submitted by SCAR
      7
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/22
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      Workshop on Identifying Key Biodiversity Areas for the Southern Ocean Using Tracking Data
      Submitted by SCAR and IUCN
      6.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/23
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      The Southern Ocean contribution to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
      Submitted by SCAR, SCOR, IAATO, The Netherlands and Belgium
      10.4
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/24
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      Recent highlights and future plans of the Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean (ICED) Programme
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/25
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      Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean (MEASO): Progress, key outcomes to date, and next steps
      Submitted by SCAR
      7
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/26
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      Proposal for complex acoustic and trawl surveys for the mackerel icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari) estimates in the CCAMLR Statistical Subarea 48.3
      S. Kasatkina
      3.2.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/27
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      Connectivity of toothfish and krill in the Southern Ocean
      Submitted by ASOC
      6.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/28
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      Resource support for conducting scientific programs in the Ross Sea region MPA: comments and proposals
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.2.3.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/29
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      Finer-scale krill fishery management, enhanced monitoring and additional measures to protect the krill-based ecosystem
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/30
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      Ongoing environmental changes and the continuity of stressors acting over ecosystems along the Domain 1: the need for the adoption of the D1MPA proposal
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      6.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/31
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      The SCAR Antarctic Biodiversity Portal, update 2022
      Delegation of Belgium
      6.2
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/32
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      The application of electronic monitoring in CCAMLR fisheries
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      9
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/33
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      Proposal for a Workshop to enhance the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP)
      C. Waluda, M. Collins, M. Korczak-Abshire, J.-H. Kim, G. Milinevsky, A. Kato and S. Olmastroni
      3.1.4
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/34
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      Southern Ocean-focused activities of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission 2019–2022
      N. Kelly
      10.3
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/35
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      Multiple indicators suggest a scarcity of krill (Euphausia superba) at South Georgia in 2021
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/36
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      Compilation of Member Activity Reports related to the Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area, 2022
      Delegations of the USA, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea and Italy
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/37
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      Update on Secretariat data-related progress and future work
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      12
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/38
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      Chair’s Guide to the schedule and annotated agenda
      Chair of the Scientific Committee
      1
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/39 Rev. 1
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      Modifications of CM 22-06 and Annex 22-06/B for including fish nest areas and filled proforma for the case of the icefish Neopagetopsis ionah nest aggregation
      Delegations of Germany and France
      5.3
      WG-EMM-2022/45
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      ASPA No. XXX Western Bransfield Strait and Eastern Dallmann Bay for Review by CCAMLR
      P. Penhale
      6.2
      WG-FSA-2022/35
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      Alternative proportional recruitment estimates for Subarea 48.1 based on reanalysis of the US AMLR data series
      Y. Ying and X. Zhao
      3.1, 3.1.2

      Agenda

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      1     Opening of the meeting

      The Chair of the Scientific Committee 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 Forty-first meeting of the Scientific Committee was prepared and distributed in accordance with Rule 5 of the Scientific Committee’s Rules of Procedure.

      1.2     Chair’s report

      The Chair will report on intersessional activities undertaken since the Fortieth Meeting.

      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 Co-conveners of WG-ASAM (Dr S. Fielding, UK, and Dr X. Wang, China) will present the 2022 WG-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 developing local area and subarea biomass estimates for krill. The outcomes of the deliberations of WG-ASAM will be further considered at the appropriate points 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     Harvested species
      3.1     Krill resources
      CCAMLR-41/37 Comments on the revision of Conservation Measure (CM) 51-07
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      SC-CAMLR-41/03 Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Virtual meeting, 4 to 11 July 2022)
      SC-CAMLR-41/04 Report of the Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment (Hobart, Australia, 10 to 20 October 2022)
      SC-CAMLR-41/12 Proposals for the interim revision of CM 51-01 and CM 51-07 as a first trail of the new krill management approach in 2022
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      SC-CAMLR-41/13 Summary on the scientific progresses to facilitate the revision of CM 51-07 in 2022
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      SC-CAMLR-41/16 Rev. 2 Proposed workplan for developing and implementing data collection needs for CCAMLR krill fisheries, and re-scoping of the Krill Fishery Observer Workshop
      S. Kawaguchi and G. Zhu (Co-conveners of the proposed Krill Fishery Observer Workshop)
      SC-CAMLR-41/19 Proposals and comments on developing a krill resource management strategy for Area 48 in revising krill fisheries management in Subarea 48.1
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/09 Moving forward with the new krill management strategy
      Submitted by ARK
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/29 Finer-scale krill fishery management, enhanced monitoring and additional measures to protect the krill-based ecosystem
      Submitted by ASOC
      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/35 Multiple indicators suggest a scarcity of krill (Euphausia superba) at South Georgia in 2021
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      WG-FSA-2022/35 Alternative proportional recruitment estimates for Subarea 48.1 based on reanalysis of the US AMLR data series
      Y. Ying and X. Zhao
      3.1.1     Progress towards acoustic biomass estimates
      3.1.2     Progress towards a stock assessment
      3.1.3     Progress towards a spatial overlap assessment
      3.1.4     Ecosystem effects in the krill fishery

      The Scientific Committee will consider advice from working groups and papers relevant to the ecosystem effects including incidental mortality associated with the harvesting of krill resources. Additional aspects of ecosystem effects and data collection needs will be discussed under Agenda Item 5.2.

      SC-CAMLR-41/BG/33 Proposal for a Workshop to enhance the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP)
      C. Waluda, M. Collins, M. Korczak-Abshire, J.-H. Kim, G. Milinevsky, A. Kato and S. Olmastroni
      3.1.5     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 2022/23 season for assessed fisheries.

      3.2.3     New and exploratory finfish fisheries

      Fishing activities in exploratory fisheries in the 2021/22 season and notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in the 2022/23 season will be reviewed, taking into account the advice of the working groups.

      3.2.3.1     Progress towards assessments

      The Scientific Committee will review advice from working groups 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
      4     Scientific research exemption

      The Scientific Committee will consider the advice of WG-FSA and WG-SAM on scientific research conducted in the 2021/22 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 2022/23 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     Non-target catch and ecosystem impacts of fishing operations
      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 the working groups on developments in fishing methods, mitigation options, education and other matters relevant to by-catch in CCAMLR fisheries.

      5.2     Incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals associated with fisheries
      5.3     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems

      The Scientific Committee will consider advice on the implementation of CMs 22-05, 22-06, 22-07, 22-08 and 22-09 and other matters pertaining to CCAMLR’s actions in respect of 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     Spatial management of impacts on the Antarctic ecosystem
      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:

      6.1.1     Review of scientific analysis relevant to existing MPAs, including research and monitoring plans for MPAs
      6.1.2     Review of the scientific elements of proposals for new MPAs
      6.3     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.

      7.1     Advice to the Commission

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

      8     Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Convention Area

      The Convener of WG-FSA will report on scientific information relevant to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activity in the Convention Area.

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Standing Committee on Implementation and Compliance (SCIC) and the Commission.

      9     CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation

      The Secretariat will summarise data received in accordance with the Scheme of International Scientific Observation in the 2021/22 season. The Conveners of the working groups 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 2022/23 season.

      9.1     Advice to the Commission

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

      10     Cooperation with other organisations
      10.1     Cooperation within the Antarctic Treaty System
      10.1.1     Committee for Environmental Protection
      10.1.2     Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research

      The Scientific Committee will discuss cooperation with SCAR as well as the reports received from the SCAR Observer to CCAMLR.

      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-41 (see SC-CIRC 22/58) were extended to the following intergovernmental organisations – ACAP, CCSBT, CEP, CITES, COMNAP, FAO, IATTC, ICCAT, IOC, INTERPOL, IUCN, IWC, 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     Scientific Committee activities
      11.1     Priorities for work of the Scientific Committee and its working groups

      The Scientific Committee will review the report of the Chair of the Scientific Committee on the SC-Symposium and develop its strategic work plan for 2023–2027.

      The priorities for the intersessional activities of the Scientific Committee in 2022/23 will be discussed and planned. This will include identifying the dates and venues for meetings of working groups and workshops, 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.

      11.2     Second Performance Review

      The Scientific Committee will consider its activities in light of the recommendations of the Second Performance Review and advise the Commission accordingly.

      11.3     CCAMLR Scientific Scholarships Scheme

      The Scientific Committee will receive an update on the progress of the current scholarship recipients and consider the outcomes of the selection process for the next year of the scholarship scheme.

      11.4     CEMP Special Fund

      The Scientific Committee will receive an update on the progress of CEMP Special Fund awards and consider the recommendations of the CEMP Special Fund Management Panel regarding evaluation of current research proposals.

      11.5     CCAMLR publication policy
      11.6     Other administrative items
      11.7     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 Procedure 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.

      11.8     Next meeting

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

      12     Secretariat supported activities

      The Scientific Committee will consider the Secretariat’s report on work in support of the Scientific Committee during the 2021/22 intersessional period (see also Agenda Item 1.2) and will consider priorities for future work and requirements for the 2022/23 intersessional period as well as the Secretariat Strategic Plan and items identified for Secretariat work in the Scientific Committee Strategic Plan.

      13     Budget for 2022/23

      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 2022/23.

      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 workshops and invited experts, and review the use of science-related special funds.

      14     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.

      15     Election of Vice-Chair

      At the 2022 meeting of the Scientific Committee, Dr Welsford will complete his first meeting of the second two-year term as Scientific Committee Chair.

      The Scientific Committee will consider the position of Vice-Chair in accordance with Rule 8 of its Rules of Procedure. Dr A. Makhado (South Africa) was elected Vice-Chair in 2019 for the 2020 and 2021 meetings. This was extended an additional year in 2020 and he is currently the Senior Vice-Chair. Dr F. Schaafsma (Netherlands) was elected Vice-Chair in 2021 for the 2022 and 2023 meetings and is currently the Junior Vice-Chair.

      16     Other business

      The Scientific Committee will consider any other business.

      17     Adoption of report of the Forty-first Meeting

      The Scientific Committee will adopt the report of the Forty-first Meeting.

      18     Close of meeting.

      Preliminary Schedule (last updated: 31 October 2022)

       

      Week 2 (31 October to 4 November)

       

      Commission meeting (Convention Room) with side group meetings (place and time) during week 2 of CCAMLR-41

        Monday
      31 October
      Tuesday
      1 November
      Wednesday
      2 November
      Thursday
      3 November
      Friday
      4 November
      0900–1030 Commission plenary Commission plenary (CM drafting) (CM drafting) Commission Report
      1030–1100 Break Break Break Break Break
      1100–1230 Commission plenary Commission plenary (CM drafting) (CM drafting) Commission Report
      1230–1400 Lunch SCAF Room:
      Workgroup to develop a workplan to accompany the rollover of CM 51-07
      Lunch Lunch Lunch
      1400–1530 Commission plenary Commission plenary Commission plenary Commission plenary Commission Report
      1530–1600 Break Break Break Break Break
      1600–1730 Commission plenary Commission plenary (CM drafting) (Report preparation) Commission Report
      Agenda topics – Commission 3 (Objective),
      4 (Management of marine resources),
      5 (Spatial management)
      6 (Climate),
      7 (Implementation and compliance),
      8 (Observation),
      9 (Conservation measures)
      9 (Conservation measure drafting),
      10 (Administration and Finance)
      9 (Conservation measure drafting),
      11 (Cooperation), 12 (Administration), 13 (Other business),
      14 (Report preparation)
      14 (Report adoption),
      15 (Clos

      Events

      Sunday
      30 October
      Monday
      31 October
      Tuesday
      1 November
      Wednesday
      2 November
      Thursday
      3 November
      Friday
      4 November

      1000–1430
      Bike ride and walk:
      – information
      – registrations
      have now closed

      1245–1350
      ATS/ATCM Brief
      (SCAF Room)
      Lunch provided

      1800–2000
      ARK function
      (Franklin Wharf restaurant,
      Derwent View Room)