A draft MPA Report for the East Antarctica Planning Domain was submitted to WG-EMM in 2014 (WG-EMM-14/48). It was regarded as a suitable synthesis of papers previously submitted and reviewed by the Scientific Committee, Working Groups and workshops since 2010. It has been updated following advice from Members of WG-EMM in 2014. This updated report is provided in three parts: Part 1 - The planning domain and candidate MPAs (WG-EMM-14/48, Sections 1, 2, and 3), Part 2 - Description of the proposed EARSMPA, the individual MPAs and Activities in the Planning Domain (WG-EMM-14/48, Sections 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8), and Part 3 - Research and Monitoring (WG-EMM-14/48, Sections 1 and 9). This paper provides the first part, with the following sections: (1) Introduction, (2) Objectives for the planning domain, (3) Description of the planning domain, (4) Method for determining candidate MPAs, (5) Identification of candidate MPAs, (6) Analysis of outcomes, (7) Data holdings at the Secretariat. Parts 2 & 3 are presented in SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/39 and SC-CAMLR-XXXIII/BG/40.
Mr Doug Cooper (CCAMLR Secretariat)