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    SC-CAMLR-XXXIII

    Full Name
    Thirty-third Meeting of the Scientific Committee
    Location:
    Hobart, Australia
    Meeting Start Date/Time:
    Meeting End Date/Time:
    Submissions Due
    Saturday, 20 September 2014 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)
    Friday, 5 September 2014 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Meeting Report:
    e-sc-xxxiii.pdf (5.01 MB)

      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/16
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      Proposed amendments to the CM 51-06 on increase observer coverage in the krill fishery
      Delegation of Ukraine
      3, 7
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/18
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      Modification of Conservation Measure 51-06 proposed in order to increase scientific observation coverage in krill fisheries
      Delegation of Chile
      7
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/27
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      Consideration on a standardised procedure to establish CCAMLR marine protected areas (MPAs) in accordance with the Conservation Measure 91-04
      Delegation of Japan
      5.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/01
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      Implementation of conservation measures in 2013/14: Fishing and related activities
      Secretariat
      3, 5, 9
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/02
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      Fishery notifications 2014/15 summary
      Secretariat
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/05
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      Summary Report Thirty-Seventh Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (Brasilia, Brazil, 28 April to 7 May, 2014)
      Executive Secretary
      10.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/14 Rev. 2
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      The Price of Fish: A global trade analysis of Patagonian (Dissostichus eleginoides) and Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni)
      Secretariat
      6
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/15 Rev. 1
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      Information on levels of seabird by-catch in fisheries adjacent to the CAMLR Convention Area
      Submitted by ACAP
      4.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/20
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      Global MPAs and marine reserves: lessons learned and implications for CCAMLR
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/21
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      Incorporating climate change into CCAMLR’s decisionmaking processes
      Submitted by ASOC
      8
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/24 Rev. 2
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      Maintaining CCAMLR’s ambition on Marine Protected Areas
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/25
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      Krill: the power lunch of Antarctica
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/28 Rev. 1
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      Mapping trends in activity of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the CAMLR Convention Area
      Secretariat
      6
      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/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-XXXIII/01
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      The South Orkney Islands Southern Shelf Marine Protected Area – SOISS MPA
      Delegation of Russia
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/02
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      Designation of an MPA in East Antarctica
      Delegation of Russia
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/03
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      Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Punta Arenas, Chile, 7 to 18 July 2014)
      3.1, 3.3, 5.2, 7, 10.2, 13
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/04
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      Report of the Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment (Hobart, Australia, 6 to 17 October 2014)
      3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/05
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      Report of the Working Group on Statistics, Assessments and Modelling (Punta Arenas, Chile, 30 June to 4 July 2014)
      2.1, 13
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/06
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      Report of the Meeting of the Subgroup on Acoustic Survey and Analysis Methods (Qingdao, People’s Republic of China, 8 to 11 April 2014)
      2.2, 13
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/07
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      Comments and suggestions for the development of a feedback management system for the krill fishery
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/08
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      Progress report on the scientific basis in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica)
      Delegation of Germany
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/09
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      Assignment of research catch limits for effort-limited research proposals in fisheries with pre-existing non-zero catch limits
      Delegation of New Zealand
      3.2.3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/10
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      Update on the CCAMLR observer training program accreditation scheme (COTPAS)
      Secretariat
      7
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/11
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      Research and monitoring plan for the South Orkney Islands southern shelf marine protected area (MPA Planning Domain 1, Subarea 48.2)
      Delegation of the European Union
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/01
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      Catches in the Convention Area 2012/13 and 2013/14
      Secretariat
      3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/02
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      Scientific background document in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) – Version 2014
      Delegation of Germany
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/03
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      Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Australia
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/04
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      Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Japan
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/05
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      Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of the Republic of Korea
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/06
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      Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of New Zealand
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/07
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      Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Norway
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/08
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      Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Russia
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/09
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      Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of South Africa
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/10
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      Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Spain
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/11
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      Preliminary assessments of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Ukraine
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/12
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      Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/13
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      Committee for Environmental Protection: 2014 Annual Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR
      CEP Observer to SC-CAMLR (Dr P. Penhale, USA)
      10.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/14
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      Net diagrams and MED of CM 21-03 for Korean krill fishing vessels
      Delegation of the Republic of Korea
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/15
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      APIS II: A new circumpolar assessment of the status and trends of Antarctic pack-ice seals based on satellite remote sensing
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/16
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      Calendar of meetings of relevance to the Scientific Committee in 2014/15
      Secretariat
      10.4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/17
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      The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Annual Report 2013/14
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/18
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      On development of centralised preparation and accreditation scheme for scientific observers and CCAMLR Member countries
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      7.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/19
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      MPA Report for the South Orkney Islands southern shelf (MPA Planning Domain 1, Subarea 48.2)
      Delegation of the European Union
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/20
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      Invitation to the Second CCAMLR Technical Workshop on the Development of MPAs in Domain 1
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/21
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      ARK Workshop for Krill Fishery Representatives and the Scientific Community to Share Information on Krill (5 and 6 July 2014, Punta Arenas, Chile)
      Submitted by ARK
      3.1, 10.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/22
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      Observer’s Report for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (Bled, Slovenia, 12 to 24 May 2014)
      CCAMLR Observer (R. Currey, New Zealand)
      10.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/23 Rev. 1
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      Chronology of previously submitted scientific documents, and updated maps and analyses supporting MPA planning in the Ross Sea region
      Delegations of New Zealand and the USA
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/24
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      New research consistent with a proposed draft Research and Monitoring Plan for a Ross Sea region MPA
      Delegations of New Zealand and the USA
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/25
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      The influence of ice conditions on the longline toothfish fishery in the Ross Sea and the likely impact that the introduction of marine protected areas (MPAs) will have on catches
      Delegation of Russia
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/26
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      The designation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Antarctic waters
      Delegation of Russia
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/27
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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
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/28
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      MPAs in the area regulated by the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (background, plans and reality)
      Delegation of Russia
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/29
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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
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/30 Rev. 1
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      Management arrangements in place for Statistical Division 58.5.2 – Heard Island and McDonald Islands
      Delegation of Australia
      3.2, 3.3, 4, 5.1, 7
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/31
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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 2013–2014
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      4.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/32
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      Spatial distribution of krill fishery in Subarea 48.1: Implication for future surveys
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      2.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/33 Rev. 1
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      Plans for a new international effort on the ecological assessment of interactions between krill and land-based predators in Area 48
      Delegations of the United Kingdom, Norway and the USA
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/34
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      Bridging the krill divide: understanding cross-sector objectives for krill fishing and conservation
      United Kingdom, Norway, Chile, ASOC and ARK
      13.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/35
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      Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR by the Association of Responsible Krill Fishing Companies (ARK)
      Submitted by ARK
      3.1, 10.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/36
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      Update on the ABNJ Deep Seas Project
      Submitted by the FAO and CCAMLR Secretariats
      10, 14
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/37 Rev. 1
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      Proposal for GEF (Global Environment Facility) funding to support capacity building and training to the GEF-eligible CCAMLR Members
      Delegation of South Africa
      10.4, 16
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/38
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      East Antarctica Planning Domain MPA Planning Reference Document #1: Draft MPA Report Part 1 – the Planning Domain and Candidate MPAs
      Delegations of Australia and France
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/39
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      East Antarctica Planning Domain MPA Planning Reference Document #2: Draft MPA Report Part 2 - Descriptions of the proposed EARSMPA, the four highlighted MPAs and Activities in the Planning Domain
      Delegations of Australia and France
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/40
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      East Antarctica Planning Domain MPA Planning Reference Document #3: Draft MPA Report Part 3 – Research and Monitoring (update of SC-CAMLR-IM-I/BG/01)
      Delegations of Australia, France and the European Union
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/41
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      Relative densities of early Euphausiid larvae in the Weddell-Scotia Confluence
      Delegation of Argentina
      3.1
      WG-SAM-14/16
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      The ICES Benchmark Protocol
      C. Darby (United Kingdom)
      3.2

      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-third Meeting of the Scientific Committee was prepared and distributed in accordance with Rule 5 of the Scientific Committee’s Rules of Procedure. 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-second Meeting (SC-CAMLR-XXXII).

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

      The Scientific Committee will consider the 2014 SG-ASAM report as well as any further discussion on 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. The Scientific Committee will determine the need for a meeting of SG-ASAM in 2015.

      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 data collection 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 2014/15 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

      The Convener of WG-EMM (Dr S. Kawaguchi, Australia) will present the relevant sections of the 2014 WG-EMM report, including issues relating to feedback management of the krill fishery, catch monitoring and estimation of green weight.

      3.1.3     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      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 2014 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 2014 is not an assessment year for Dissostichus spp. in Subareas 48.3, 88.1 and 88.2 but that there will be an assessment for Division 58.5.2 (SC-CAMLR-XXXII, paragraphs 3.115 and 3.116).

      3.2.3     Advice to Commission
      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
      3.4     New and exploratory finfish fisheries
      3.4.1     Exploratory fisheries in the 2013/14 season

      Fishing activities in exploratory fisheries in the 2013/14 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 the 2014/15 season

      Notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in the 2014/15 season will be reviewed including the advice WG-SAM and WG-FSA on the proposals for research in data-poor exploratory fisheries.

      3.4.3     Progress towards assessments

      The Scientific Committee will review advice from WG-SAM and WG-FSA on the progress towards assessments in data-poor exploratory fisheries and research in other areas (including research conducted under Conservation Measure 24-01) designed to provide future assessments of Dissostichus spp.

      3.4.4     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     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/03 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Australia
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/04 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Japan
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/05 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of the Republic of Korea
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/06 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of New Zealand
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/07 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Norway
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/08 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Russia
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/09 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of South Africa
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/10 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Spain
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/11 Preliminary assessments of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Ukraine
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/12 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/30 Rev. 1 Management arrangements in place for Statistical Division 58.5.2 – Heard Island and McDonald Islands
      Delegation of Australia
      5.1.1     Status and trends

      The Scientific Committee will consider 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     Marine Protected Areas
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/27 Consideration on a standardised procedure to establish CCAMLR marine protected areas (MPAs) in accordance with the Conservation Measure 91-04
      Delegation of Japan
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/20 Global MPAs and marine reserves: lessons learned and implications for CCAMLR
      Submitted by ASOC
      CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/24 Rev. 2 Maintaining CCAMLR’s ambition on Marine Protected Areas
      Submitted by ASOC
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/03 Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Punta Arenas, Chile, 7 to 18 July 2014)
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/08 Progress report on the scientific basis in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica)
      Delegation of Germany
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/11 Research and monitoring plan for the South Orkney Islands southern shelf marine protected area (MPA Planning Domain 1, Subarea 48.2)
      Delegation of the European Union
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/02 Scientific background document in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) – Version 2014
      Delegation of Germany
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/19 MPA Report for the South Orkney Islands southern shelf (MPA Planning Domain 1, Subarea 48.2)
      Delegation of the European Union
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/20 Invitation to the Second CCAMLR Technical Workshop on the Development of MPAs in Domain 1
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/23 Rev. 1 Chronology of previously submitted scientific documents, and updated maps and analyses supporting MPA planning in the Ross Sea region
      Delegations of New Zealand and the USA
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/24 New research consistent with a proposed draft Research and Monitoring Plan for a Ross Sea region MPA
      Delegations of New Zealand and the USA
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/38 East Antarctica Planning Domain MPA Planning Reference Document #1: Draft MPA Report Part 1 – the Planning Domain and Candidate MPAs
      Delegations of Australia and France
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/39 East Antarctica Planning Domain MPA Planning Reference Document #2: Draft MPA Report Part 2 - Descriptions of the proposed EARSMPA, the four highlighted MPAs and Activities in the Planning Domain
      Delegations of Australia and France
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/40 East Antarctica Planning Domain MPA Planning Reference Document #3: Draft MPA Report Part 3 – Research and Monitoring (update of SC-CAMLR-IM-I/BG/01)
      Delegations of Australia, France and the European Union
      5.2.2     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the 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 the analysis of trends in IUU fishing activity 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 in the 2013/14 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 2014/15 season, will be reviewed.

      The Scientific Committee will review progress on the implementation of the recommendations of the CCAMLR SISO Review (SC-CAMLR-XXXII, paragraph 7.9) as well as an update on CCAMLR Observer Training Program Accreditation Scheme (COTPAS).

      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
      9     Scientific research under Conservation Measure 24-01

      The Scientific Committee will consider the advice of WG-FSA and WG-SAM on scientific research conducted in 2014/15 under Conservation Measure (CM) 24-01 (noting that such research related to Dissostichus spp. will be covered in Agenda Item 3.4.3).

      The Scientific Committee will consider proposals submitted under CM 24-01 to ensure all research proposed for 2014/15 is consistent with the intended purpose of the measure.

      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
      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, COMNAP, FAO, IATTC, ICCAT, IOC, IUCN, IWC, SCAR, SCOR, SEAFO, South East Asia RPOA, UNEP and WCPFC.

      10.3     Reports of representatives at meetings of other international organisations

      Reports of meetings of other international organisations during 2013/14 will be received.

      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 subitems 10.1 to 10.3.

      11     Budget for 2014/15 and forecast budget for 2015/16

      The financial implications of decisions taken during the meeting will be used to prepare a detailed Scientific Committee budget for 2014/15. 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. The Scientific Committee will revise its priorities and timetable for future work.

      13.2     Intersessional activities and future directions

      The intersessional activities of the Scientific Committee in 2014/15 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 intersession by the Chair, conveners of working groups, Members and the Secretariat.

      13.3     CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship Scheme

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

      13.4     Invitation of experts and observers to meetings of working groups
      13.5     Next meeting

      The date and duration of the Thirty-fourth Meeting of the Scientific Committee will be decided.

      14     Secretariat supported activities
      15     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 the two Vice-Chairs of the Scientific Committee for a term of two regular meetings (2015 and 2016).

      16     Other business
      17     Adoption of report of Thirty-third Meeting

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

      18     Close of meeting.

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