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    SC-CAMLR-XXXI

    Full Name
    Thirty-first Meeting of the Scientific Committee
    Location:
    Hobart, Australia
    Meeting Start Date/Time:
    Meeting End Date/Time:
    Submissions Due
    Saturday, 22 September 2012 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)
    Meeting Report:
    e-sc-xxxi.pdf (2.73 MB)

      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/09
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      Executive Secretary’s summary report Committee on Fisheries Thirtieth Session (Rome, Italy, 9 to 13 July 2012)
      Executive Secretary
      10.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/11
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      Notifications for krill fisheries in 2012/13
      Secretariat
      3.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/12 Rev. 1
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      Notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in 2012/13
      Secretariat
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/14 Rev. 1
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      Preliminary assessment of known and anticipated impacts of proposed bottom fishing activities on VMEs in 2012/13
      Secretariat
      5.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/18
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      Notification of France’s intention to conduct an exploratory longline fishery for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of France
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/19
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      Notifications of Japan’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Japan
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/20 Rev. 1
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      Notifications of the Republic of Korea’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of the Republic of Korea
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/21 Rev. 1
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      Notifications of New Zealand’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of New Zealand
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/22
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      Notifications of Norway’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Norway
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/23 Rev. 1
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      Notifications of Russia’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Russia
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/24
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      Notifications of South Africa’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of South Africa
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/25
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      Notifications of Spain’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Spain
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/26 Rev. 1
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      Notifications of Ukraine’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Ukraine
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/27
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      Notifications of the United Kingdom’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/32
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      EU proposal for amendment to the CCAMLR Conservation Measure 51-06 on scientific observation in krill fisheries
      Delegation of the European Union
      7.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/33
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      EU proposal for amendment to the CCAMLR Conservation Measure 21-03 to introduce the assessment of uncertainty and variability in the estimation of green weight in notifications of intent to participate in krill fisheries
      Delegation of the European Union
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/34
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      EU proposal for amendment to the CCAMLR Conservation Measure 23-06 to introduce the assessment of uncertainty and variability in the estimation of catches of green weight in krill fisheries
      Delegation of the European Union
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/03
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      Executive Secretary’s summary report Thirty-fifth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (Hobart, Australia, 11 to 20 June 2012)
      Executive Secretary
      10.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/06
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      Implementation of fishery conservation measures in 2011/12
      Secretariat
      3, 5.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/14
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      CCAMLR’s role in addressing climate change
      Submitted by ASOC
      8
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/15
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      Protecting the values of Antarctic Specially Managed and Protected Areas
      Submitted by ASOC
      10
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/17
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      Penguins and krill: life in a changing ocean
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/18
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      A summary of the guidelines for applying the IUCN protected area management categories to Marine Protected Areas (supplementary to the 2008 Guidelines)
      Submitted by IUCN
      5.2, 10.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/27
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Meeting of the Extended Commission for the 19th Annual Session of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (1 to 4 October 2012, Takamatsu City, Japan)
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      10.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/01
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      Provisional Agenda for the Thirty-first Meeting of the Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
      1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/02
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      Provisional Annotated Agenda for the Thirty-first Meeting of the Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
      1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/03
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      Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 2 to 13 July 2012)
      3.1, 5, 7.1, 15
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/04
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      Report of the Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment (Hobart, Australia, 8 to 19 October 2012)
      3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 15
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/05
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      Report of the Working Group on Statistics, Assessments and Modelling (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 25 to 29 June 2012)
      2, 15
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/06
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      Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Subgroup on Acoustic Survey and Analysis Methods (Bergen, Norway, 17 to 20 April 2012)
      2.2, 15
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/07
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      Designation of Marine Protected Areas in Antarctic waters
      Delegation of Russia
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/08
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      CCAMLR Ecosystems Monitoring Program Fund Draft Terms of Reference
      Chair of the Scientific Committee
      3.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/01
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      Catches in the Convention Area 2010/11 and 2011/12
      Secretariat
      3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/02
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      Committee for Environmental Protection: 2012 Annual report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR
      CEP Observer to SC-CAMLR
      10.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/03
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      Report on the FAO VME Database Workshop, and the meetings of FIRMS and CWP
      Secretariat
      10, 14
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/04 Rev. 1
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      On Marine Protected Area network in the Akademik Vernadsky Station region
      Delegation of Ukraine
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/05
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      RACER1 – ‘Rapid Assessment of Circum-Arctic Ecosystem Resilience’: a tool from the Arctic to assess ecosystem resilience and areas of conservation importance, and its possible application to the Southern Ocean
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      8
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/06
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      Marine debris and entanglements at Bird Island and King Edward Point, South Georgia, Signy Island, South Orkneys and Goudier Island, Antarctic Peninsula 2011–2012
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      4.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/07
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      The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Annual Report 2011/12
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/08
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      The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/09
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      SCAR Products of potential interest to CCAMLR Members
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/10
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      Antarctic climate change and the environment: an update
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/11
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      Communicating the science of climate change
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/12
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      CCAMLR outreach and education
      Secretariat
      11
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/13
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      Summary of FAO’s programme for deep-sea high seas fisheries
      Submitted by the FAO Secretariat
      10
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/14
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      Calendar of meetings of relevance to the Scientific Committee in 2012/13
      Secretariat
      10.4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/15
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      Estimation of total removals (green weight)
      Co-conveners of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/16
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      Report of the CCAMLR Circumpolar Gap Analysis Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Technical Workshop (Brussels, Belgium, 10 to 14 September 2012)
      Delegation of Belgium
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/17
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      Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR by the Association of Responsible Krill Fishing Companies (ARK)
      Submitted by ARK
      10.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXI/BG/18
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      Observer’s Report from the 64th Annual Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) (Panama City, Panama, 11 to 23 June 2012)
      CCAMLR Observer (K.-H. Kock, Germany)
      10.3
      WG-EMM-12/25
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      The first site of the Marine Protected Area network in the Akademik Vernadsky Station region: Argentine Islands, Skua Creek
      Delegation of Ukraine
      5.2
      WG-FSA-12/28 Rev. 1
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      Assessment of the Action Plan aimed at reducing incidental catch of seabirds in the French EEZ included in the CCAMLR Division 58.5.1 and Subarea 58.6
      C. Marteau and J. Ringelstein (France)
      4.1

      Agenda

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      1     Opening of meeting

      The Chair (Dr C. Jones, USA) 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 agenda

      The Preliminary Agenda for the Thirty-first Meeting of the Scientific Committee was prepared and distributed in accordance with Rule 5 of the Scientific Committee’s Rules of Procedure (SC-CIRC 12/44). 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 Thirtieth Meeting (SC-CAMLR-XXX).

      2     Advances in statistics, assessments, modelling, acoustics and survey methods
      2.1     Statistics, assessments and modelling

      The Convener of WG-SAM (Dr S. Hanchet, New Zealand) will present the 2012 WG‑SAM report, noting that the outcomes of the deliberations of advice from WG-SAM to WG-EMM and WG-FSA will be further considered at the appropriate point in the Agenda.

      2.2     Acoustic survey and analysis methods
      2.3     Advice to Commission

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

      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 2012/13 season will be presented, including 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
      3.1.3     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      3.2     Fish resources
      3.2.1     Status and trends

      Fishery 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 finfish fisheries in the Convention Area.

      3.2.2     Advice from WG-FSA

      The Convener of WG-FSA (Dr M. Belchier, UK) will present the sections of the 2012 WG-FSA report dealing with the assessment of fish resources. The Scientific Committee will consider the advice of WG-FSA with respect to the assessment of target fish species.

      3.2.3     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      3.3     Fish and invertebrate by-catch
      3.3.1     Status and trends

      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.

      3.3.2     WG-FSA advice

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

      3.4     New and exploratory finfish fisheries
      3.4.1     Exploratory fisheries in 2011/12 season

      Fishing activities in new and exploratory fisheries in the 2011/12 season will be reviewed taking into account the advice of WG-SAM, WG‑EMM and WG‑FSA.

      3.4.2     Notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in 2012/13 season

      Notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in the 2012/13 season will be reviewed taking into account the advice WG-SAM and WG‑FSA on the research proposals associated with data-poor exploratory fisheries.

      CCAMLR-XXXI/12 Rev. 1 Notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in 2012/13
      Secretariat
      CCAMLR-XXXI/18 Notification of France’s intention to conduct an exploratory longline fishery for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of France
      CCAMLR-XXXI/19 Notifications of Japan’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Japan
      CCAMLR-XXXI/20 Rev. 1 Notifications of the Republic of Korea’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of the Republic of Korea
      CCAMLR-XXXI/21 Rev. 1 Notifications of New Zealand’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of New Zealand
      CCAMLR-XXXI/22 Notifications of Norway’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Norway
      CCAMLR-XXXI/23 Rev. 1 Notifications of Russia’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Russia
      CCAMLR-XXXI/24 Notifications of South Africa’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of South Africa
      CCAMLR-XXXI/25 Notifications of Spain’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Spain
      CCAMLR-XXXI/26 Rev. 1 Notifications of Ukraine’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Ukraine
      CCAMLR-XXXI/27 Notifications of the United Kingdom’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      3.4.3     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide advice concerning new and exploratory fisheries.

      4.1     Incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals associated with fisheries
      4.2     Marine debris
      4.3     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      5.1.2     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      5.2     Marine Protected Areas

      The Scientific Committee will review outcomes from the three MPA technical workshops held during the intersessional period (SC-CAMLR-XXX, paragraph 5.20). The Scientific Committee will consider progress towards the implementation of a representative network of marine protected areas in the CAMLR Convention Area.

      5.2.1     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      6     IUU fishing in the Convention Area
      7     CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation
      7.1     Scientific observations

      The Secretariat will summarise data received in accordance with the Scheme of International Scientific Observation in the 2011/12 season.  The Conveners of WG-EMM and WG-FSA will present the relevant sections of their reports.

      The operation of the Scheme, including the scientific objectives and priorities for the deployment of CCAMLR international scientific observers during the 2012/13 season, will be reviewed.

      The Scientific Committee will consider the advice from WG‑EMM on the implementation of a comprehensive program for systematic observer coverage in the krill fishery (SC-CAMLR-XXIX, paragraphs 3.17 and 3.18).

      The Scientific Committee will consider progress with the COTPAS (SC‑CAMLR-XXX, paragraphs 7.19 and 7.20).

      7.2     Advice to Commission

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

      8     Climate change

      The Scientific Committee will consider advice from WG-SAM, WG-EMM and WG‑FSA on the three key issues relating to specific advice to the Commission on appropriate management responses to climate change (SC-CAMLR-XXVII, paragraph 7.14).

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission, as appropriate.

      9     Scientific research exemption

      The Scientific Committee will consider the advice of WG-FSA on Members’ notifications on the scientific research surveys conducted in 2011/12 and review other information relevant to Conservation Measure 24-01. The Scientific Committee will, in particular, consider advice from WG-SAM and WG-FSA on future surveys proposed under Conservation Measure 24-01 to ensure that they are consistent with the intended purpose of the measure (SC-CAMLR-XXVI, paragraph 9.11).

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission, as appropriate.

      10.1.1     Committee for Environmental Protection
      10.1.2     Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research
      10.2     Reports of observers from other international organisations
      10.3     Reports of representatives at meetings of other international organisations
      10.4     Future cooperation
      11     Future Directions
      11.1     CCAMLR Scientific Scholarships Scheme

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

      12     Budget for 2013 and forecast budget for 2014

      The financial implications of decisions taken during the meeting will be used to prepare a detailed Scientific Committee budget for 2013. This budget will be based on the costs of ongoing projects and new proposals and should include expenditure from Special Funds and other monies made available to the Scientific Committee as well as from the CCAMLR General Fund. A forecast budget for 2014 will also be discussed.

      In developing its budget, the Scientific Committee will need to consider the working groups’ requirements for invited experts and other contracted work, including terms of reference, costing and expected outputs and reporting. The Scientific Committee will also review the Special Science Fund and its requirements for multi-year funding, and the Science Capacity Fund.

      13     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 on matters relating to their work.

      14     Secretariat supported activities
      15.1     Priorities for work of Scientific Committee and its working groups

      The Scientific Committee will consider the prioritisation process for the schedule of work for WG-EMM, WG-FSA and WG-SAM, including the recommendations from conveners on the future work of their groups. The Scientific Committee will revise its priorities and timetable for future work (SC-CAMLR-XXX, paragraph 15.5, Table 6).

      15.2     Intersessional activities

      The intersessional activities of the Scientific Committee in 2012/13 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 by the Chair, conveners of working groups, Members and the Secretariat.

      The Scientific Committee may also wish to outline a schedule of agreed activities planned for 2012/13 and beyond.

      15.3     Invitation of experts 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 scientists and other experts to attend intersessional meetings of its working groups.

      15.4     Next meeting

      The next meeting of the Scientific Committee will be held at CCAMLR Headquarters in Hobart from 21 to 25 October 2013. The Scientific Committee may wish to consider the duration of its next meeting following the decision of the Commission to change the duration of its meeting.

      16     Election of Vice-Chair

      In accordance with Rule 8 of the Rules of Procedure of the Scientific Committee, an election will be held for one of two Vice-Chairs of the Scientific Committee for a term of two regular meetings (2013 and 2014).

      17     Other business

      The Scientific Committee will consider any other business.

      18     Adoption of report of Thirty-first Meeting

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

      19     Close of meeting

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