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    SC-CAMLR-XXXII

    Full Name
    Thirty-second Meeting of the Scientific Committee
    Location:
    Hobart, Australia
    Meeting Start Date/Time:
    Meeting End Date/Time:
    Submissions Due
    Friday, 6 September 2013 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Saturday, 21 September 2013 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)
    Meeting Report:
    e-sc-xxxii.pdf (3.06 MB)

      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-XXXII/05 Rev. 1
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      Notification of Chile’s intention to participate in the krill fishery in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Chile
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXII/06 Rev. 1
      More Info
      Notification of the People’s Republic of China’s intention to participate in the krill fishery in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of the People’s Republic of China
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXII/07 Rev. 1
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      Notification of the Republic of Korea’s intention to participate in the krill fishery in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of the Republic of Korea
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXII/08 Rev. 1
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      Notification of Norway’s intention to participate in the krill fishery in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Norway
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXII/09 Rev. 1
      More Info
      Notification of Poland’s intention to participate in the krill fishery in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Poland
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXII/10 Rev. 1
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      Notification of Ukraine’s intention to participate in the krill fishery in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Ukraine
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXII/11
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      Notification of France’s intention to conduct an exploratory longline fishery for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of France
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/12
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      Notifications of Japan’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Japan
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/13
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      Notifications of the Republic of Korea’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of the Republic of Korea
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/14
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      Notifications of New Zealand’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of New Zealand
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/15
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      Notifications of Norway’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Norway
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/16
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      Notifications of Russia’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Russia
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/17
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      Notifications of South Africa’s intention to conduct an exploratory longline fishery for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of South Africa
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/18
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      Notifications of Spain’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Spain
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/19
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      Notifications of Ukraine’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Ukraine
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/20
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      Notifications of the United Kingdom’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of the United Kingdom
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/27
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      A proposal for the establishment of a Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area
      Delegations of New Zealand and the USA
      5.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXII/33
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      Prohibition of finning of sharks caught in the CAMLR Convention Area
      Delegation of the USA
      3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/34 Rev. 1
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      Proposal for a conservation measure establishing an East Antarctic Representative System of Marine Protected Areas
      Delegations of Australia, France and the European Union
      5.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXII/BG/02
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      Thirty-sixth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (Brussels, Belgium, 20 to 29 May 2013) Summary Report
      Executive Secretary
      10.1, 10.3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/BG/06 Rev. 1
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      Implementation of conservation measures in 2012/13: Fishing and related activities
      Secretariat
      3, 5, 9
      CCAMLR-XXXII/BG/09 Rev. 1
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      Mapping trends in activity of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the CAMLR Convention Area
      Secretariat
      6
      CCAMLR-XXXII/BG/11
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      Climate change and the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources: Developing better informed management
      Delegations of the United Kingdom and Norway
      8
      CCAMLR-XXXII/BG/15
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      Climate Change, Marine Ecosystems, and Non-Native Species: The view from the Southern Ocean
      Submitted by ASOC
      8
      CCAMLR-XXXII/BG/17 Rev. 1
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      ‘When close is too close’ – Krill fishing close to the coast
      Submitted by ASOC
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXII/BG/25
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      Report to CCAMLR
      Submitted by the Association of Responsible Krill Fishing Companies (ARK)
      3.1, 10.4
      SC-CAMLR-IM-I/05 Rev. 1
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      Proposal by the Russian Federation to open areas of special scientific interest in the CCAMLR Convention Area (Part 1, Ross Sea and East Antarctica)
      Delegation of Russia
      5
      SC-CAMLR-IM-I/07
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      Is it necessary to establish MPAs in Divisions 58.4.1 and 58.4.2 to protect krill resources from the impact of fishing?
      Delegation of Russia
      5
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/03
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      Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Bremerhaven, Germany, 1 to 10 July 2013)
      3.1, 5.2, 7.1, 8, 13
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/04
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      Report of the Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment (Hobart, Australia, 7 to 18 October 2013)
      3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 9
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/05
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      Report of the Working Group on Statistics, Assessments and Modelling (Bremerhaven, Germany, 24 to 28 June 2013)
      13, 2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/06
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      Proposal by the Russian Federation to open Areas of Special Scientific Interest in three sectors of Antarctica in the CCAMLR Convention Area
      Delegation of Russia
      5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/07 Rev. 1
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      Review of the CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation (26 to 30 August 2013, CCAMLR Headquarters, Hobart, Tasmania)
      CCAMLR SISO Review Panel
      7
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/08
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      Establishing an international collaborative CCAMLR project to spatially manage the South Orkney Islands
      Delegations of Norway and the UK
      3.1.2, 5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/09
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      Formalising the invitation and management of experts and observers to meetings of CCAMLR Scientific Committee subsidiary bodies
      Chair of the Scientific Committee
      13.4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/10
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      CCAMLR Papers: accessibility, availability and publication – options for the future
      Secretariat
      14
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/01
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      Catches in the Convention Area 2011/12 and 2012/13
      Secretariat
      3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/02
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      Observer’s Report of the 65th Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) (Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 3 to 15 June 2013)
      CCAMLR Observer (K.-H. Kock, Germany)
      10.3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/03
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      Calendar of meetings of relevance to the Scientific Committee in 2013/14
      Secretariat
      10.4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/04
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      Committee for Environmental Protection: 2013 Annual Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR
      CEP Observer to SC-CAMLR (Dr P. Penhale, USA)
      10.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/05
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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 2012/13
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      4.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/07
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      Progress report on the scientific data compilation and analyses in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica)
      Delegation of Germany
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/08
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      The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Annual Report 2012/13
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/09
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      COLTO report on toothfish fisheries – 2012/13
      Submitted by COLTO
      3.2, 3.2.1, 6
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/10
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      Update on FAO’s ABNJ Deep Seas Project
      Submitted by FAO and the CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.2, 14
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/11
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      CEMP Special Fund
      Submitted by the Interim Task Group of the CEMP Special Fund: Olav Rune Godø, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen Nordnes, Norway Andrew Constable, Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, Tasmania, Australia Christopher Jones, Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California, USA
      13.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/12
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      Application of the precautionary approach in the Ross Sea, Antarctica
      WG-FSA contributors
      3.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/13 Rev. 1
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      Location data associated with anomalous catch data
      Secretariat
      3
      WG-EMM-13/16
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      Report of the first SCAR-CCAMLR Joint Action Group meeting
      CCAMLR Secretariat and SCAR Executive Office
      13.4

      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-second Meeting of the Scientific Committee was prepared and distributed in accordance with Rule 5 of the Scientific Committee’s Rules of Procedure (SC-CIRC 13/xx). 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-first Meeting (SC-CAMLR-XXXI).

      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 2013 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

      The Scientific Committee will consider progress made by the SG-ASAM correspondence group relative to implementing the proof of concept regarding 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, and determine whether a meeting of SG-ASAM will be needed in 2014.

      2.3     Advice to Commission

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

      3     Harvested species
      CCAMLR-XXXII/11 Notification of France’s intention to conduct an exploratory longline fishery for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of France
      CCAMLR-XXXII/12 Notifications of Japan’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Japan
      CCAMLR-XXXII/13 Notifications of the Republic of Korea’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of the Republic of Korea
      CCAMLR-XXXII/14 Notifications of New Zealand’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of New Zealand
      CCAMLR-XXXII/15 Notifications of Norway’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Norway
      CCAMLR-XXXII/16 Notifications of Russia’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Russia
      CCAMLR-XXXII/17 Notifications of South Africa’s intention to conduct an exploratory longline fishery for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of South Africa
      CCAMLR-XXXII/18 Notifications of Spain’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Spain
      CCAMLR-XXXII/19 Notifications of Ukraine’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of Ukraine
      CCAMLR-XXXII/20 Notifications of the United Kingdom’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2013/14
      Submitted by the Secretariat on behalf of the United Kingdom
      CCAMLR-XXXII/BG/06 Rev. 1 Implementation of conservation measures in 2012/13: Fishing and related activities
      Secretariat
      CCAMLR-XXXII/BG/17 Rev. 1 ‘When close is too close’ – Krill fishing close to the coast
      Submitted by ASOC
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/04 Report of the Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment (Hobart, Australia, 7 to 18 October 2013)
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/01 Catches in the Convention Area 2011/12 and 2012/13
      Secretariat
      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/13 Rev. 1 Location data associated with anomalous catch data
      Secretariat
      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 2013/14 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
      3.2.1     Status and trends
      3.2.2     Advice from WG-FSA

      The Convener of WG-FSA (Dr M. Belchier, UK) will present the sections of the 2013 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 species, noting that 2013 is an assessment year with respect to biennial assessments for Dissostichus spp. in Subareas 48.3, 88.1 and Division 58.5.2.

      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.

      3.3.3     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      3.4     New and exploratory finfish fisheries
      3.4.1     Exploratory fisheries in 2012/13 season

      Fishing activities in exploratory fisheries in the 2012/13 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 2013/14 season

      Notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in the 2013/14 season will be reviewed taking into account the advice of WG-SAM and WG-FSA on the proposals for research in data-poor exploratory fisheries.

      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

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

      4.2     Marine debris
      4.3     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      5.1     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems
      5.1.1     Status and trends

      The Scientific Committee will consider the Report on bottom fisheries and vulnerable marine ecosystems and advice on progress in the implementation of Conservation Measures 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.

      5.1.2     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      5.2.1     Scientific analysis of proposals for MPAs

      The Scientific Committee will consider scientific analysis relevant to the implementation of a representative system of marine protected areas in the CAMLR Convention Area.

      5.2.2     Advice to Commission
      6     IUU fishing in the Convention Area

      The Convener of WG-FSA will report on information relevant to IUU fishing activity in the Convention Area, including, where possible, catch estimates used for stock assessment purposes and the analysis of trends in IUU fishing effort as prepared by the Secretariat and considered by WG-FSA.

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

      7.1     Scientific observations

      The Secretariat will summarise data received in accordance with the Scheme of International Scientific Observation (SISO) in the 2012/13 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 2013/14 season, will be reviewed.

      The Scientific Committee will review the report of the CCAMLR SISO Review Panel (SC-CAMLR-XXXI, paragraph 7.3).

      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).

      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 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 and WG-SAM on scientific research conducted in 2012/13 under 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 all research proposed for 2013/14 is 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     Cooperation with other organisations
      10.1.1     Committee for Environmental Protection
      10.1.2     Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research

      The Scientific Committee will discuss cooperation with SCAR, including the outcomes of the CCAMLR-SCAR Action Group Meeting (SC-CAMLR-XXXI, paragraph 10.6) held in Brussels, Belgium May 2013, 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. Those invited include: ACAP, ARK, ASOC, CCSBT, CEP, CITES, COLTO, CPPS, FAO, FFA, IATTC, ICCAT, IOC, IUCN, IWC, RPOA, SCAR, SCOR, SEAFO, UNEP and WCPFC.

      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/10 Update on FAO’s ABNJ Deep Seas Project
      Submitted by FAO and the CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.3     Reports of representatives at meetings of other international organisations
      10.4     Future cooperation
      11     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 2014. 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.

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

      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 on matters relating to their work.

      13.1     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 and the recommendations of the CCAMLR Performance Review. The Scientific Committee will revise its priorities and timetable for future work (SC-CAMLR-XXX, paragraph 15.5, Table 6).

      13.2     Intersessional activities and future directions

      The intersessional activities of the Scientific Committee in 2013/14 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.

      The Scientific Committee will also outline objectives, and processes to achieve those objectives, for the mid- to long-term future (3–5 years and beyond). The Scientific Committee will prioritise objectives and activities accordingly.

      SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/11 CEMP Special Fund
      Submitted by the Interim Task Group of the CEMP Special Fund: Olav Rune Godø, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen Nordnes, Norway Andrew Constable, Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, Tasmania, Australia Christopher Jones, Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California, USA
      13.3     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.

      13.4     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 Procedure of the Scientific Committee, the Scientific Committee will consider the process for selecting, approving and inviting relevant experts to meetings of its working groups.

      13.5     Next meeting

      The next meeting of the Scientific Committee will be held at CCAMLR Headquarters in Hobart from 20 to 24 October 2014.

      14     Secretariat-supported activities
      15     Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

      In accordance with Rule 8 of the Rules of Procedure of the Scientific Committee, an election will be held for one of the two Vice-Chairs of the Scientific Committee for a term of two regular meetings (2014 and 2015).

      16     Other business

      The Scientific Committee will consider any other business.

      17     Adoption of report of Thirty-second Meeting

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

      18     Close of meeting.

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