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    SC-CAMLR-XXXIV

    Full Name
    Thirty-fourth Meeting of the Scientific Committee
    Location:
    Hobart, Australia
    Meeting Start Date/Time:
    Meeting End Date/Time:
    Submissions Due
    Saturday, 19 September 2015 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)
    Friday, 4 September 2015 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Meeting Report:
    e-sc-xxxiv.pdf (4.35 MB)

      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/08
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      Climate change implications statements
      Delegations of the United Kingdom and Norway
      8
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/17 Rev. 1
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      Review of the CCAMLR regulatory framework and recommendations for streamlining fishery status
      Chair of the Scientific Committee
      3.4
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/22
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      Precautionary seasonal restrictions in fisheries for Euphausia superba in Area 48
      Delegation: European Union
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/37
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      IUU fishing activity and trends in 2014/15 and IUU Vessel Lists
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      6
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/01
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      Patterns of change in Antarctica
      Delegation of the United Kingdom (Hard copies of the infographic will be circulated at CCAMLR-XXXIV)
      8
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/02
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      Implementation of conservation measures in 2014/15: fishing and related activities
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3, 5.1, 9
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/03
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      Fishery notifications 2015/16
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/12
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      Estimates of IUU toothfish catches in the 2014/15 season
      Submitted by COLTO
      6
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/28 Rev. 1
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      Ecosystem conservation and the race to krill
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/34
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      Proposed amendments to Conservation Measure 51-06 (2014) General measure for scientific observation in fisheries for Euphausia superba
      Delegation of Ukraine
      3.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/35
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      On interim distribution of the trigger level in the fishery for Euphausia superba in statistical Subareas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4
      Delegation of Ukraine
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/01
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      Proposal for managing scientific reference material to support ongoing discussions in the Commission
      Delegation of Australia
      16, 5
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/02
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      Proposal for developing and editing documents to support the communication of science from the Scientific Committee using the Secretariat’s existing report development tool
      Delegation of Australia
      16, 3.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/03
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      Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Warsaw, Poland, 6 to 17 July 2015)
      3.1, 3.3, 5.2, 7, 10.2, 13
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/04
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      Report of the Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment (Hobart, Australia, 5 to 16 October 2015)
      3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/05
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      Report of the Working Group on Statistics, Assessments and Modelling (Warsaw, Poland, 29 June to 3 July 2015)
      2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/06
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      Report of the Meeting of the Subgroup on Acoustic Survey and Analysis Methods (Busan, Republic of Korea, 9 to 13 March 2015)
      2.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/07
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      CCAMLR Science – Options for the future
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      14
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/08
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      Information on seasonal and interannual dynamics of ice conditions in the Weddell Sea and a list of candidate sites to be afforded protection
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/09
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      Information on biodiversity in candidate areas to be afforded protection based on historical observer data and data from research cruises in the Weddell Sea
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/10
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      Proposal by the Russian Federation to change the boundaries of Subarea 88.1 (Ross Sea)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3, 3.4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/11
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      Comments and proposals concerning the development of procedures for managing the krill fishery in the CCAMLR Convention Area
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/12
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      Proposal by the Russian Federation for the provision of resources to conduct research in SSRUs of Subareas 88.1 and 88.2 that are closed to fishing
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/13
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      Scientific background document in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) – Version 2015
      Delegation of Germany
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/14
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      Priorities of the Working Groups and Subgroup for the next four years
      Conveners of WG-EMM, WG-SAM, WG-FSA and SG-ASAM
      13.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/01
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      Catches in the Convention Area in 2013/14 and 2014/15
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/02
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      Formulaire de soumission des évaluations préliminaires du risque d'impact négatif significatif des activités de pêche de fond proposées sur les écosystèmes marins vulnérables
      Délégation française
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/03
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      Formulario tipo para las evaluaciones preliminares del riesgo de que las actividades de pesca de fondo propuestas ocasionen graves daños a los ecosistemas marinos vulnerables
      Delegación de España
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/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-XXXIV/BG/05
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      Форма для представления предварительных оценок возможности того, что предложенный донный промысел будет иметь существенное негативное воздействие на уязвимые морские [Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems]
      экосистемыДелегация Украины [Delegation of Ukraine]
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/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 Norway
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/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 South Africa
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/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 Chile
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/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 the Republic of Korea
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/10
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      Форма для представления предварительных оценок возможности того, что предложенный донный промысел будет иметь существенное негативное воздействие на уязвимые морские экосистемы [Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems]
      Делегация России [Delegation of Russia]
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/11
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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-XXXIV/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 New Zealand
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/13
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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-XXXIV/BG/14
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      Committee for Environmental Protection: 2015 Annual Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR
      CEP Observer to SC-CAMLR (Dr P. Penhale, USA)
      10.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/15
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      Scientific background document in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) – Version 2015 - Part A: General context of the establishment of MPAs and background information on the Weddell Sea MPA planning area
      Delegation of Germany
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/16
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      Scientific background document in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) – Version 2015 - Part B: Description of available spatial data
      Delegation of Germany
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/17
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      Scientific background document in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) – Version 2015- Part C: Data analysis and MPA scenario development
      Delegation of Germany
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/18 Rev. 1
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      The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Annual Report 2014/2015
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/19
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      Potential for using CCAMLR VMS data for compliance analysis and data quality assurance
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      14
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/20
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      COLTO and Science Workshop
      Submitted by COLTO
      10.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/21
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      Krill Fishery Report 2015
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/22
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      2018 International Conference on Assessing Status and Trends of Habitats, Key Species and Ecosystems in the Southern Ocean, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
      Delegation of Australia
      8, 10, 13.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/23
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      CCAMLR Observer Training Program Accreditation Scheme (COTPAS) Technical Peer Review Group (TPRG) comments on the Australian Observer Programme Submission for COTPAS Accreditation
      Chair of the Scientific Committee
      7
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/24
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      GEF proposal – progress report 2
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/25
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      Update on the ABNJ Deep Seas Project
      FAO and CCAMLR Secretariats
      10.2, 14
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/26
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      Calendar of meetings of relevance to the Scientific Committee in 2015/16
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/27
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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 2014–2015
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      4.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/28
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      The Chinese national scientific observer program for the krill fishery in the Convention Areas from fishing season 2009/10 to 2014/15
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      7.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/29
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      Strengthening the joint work of the CEP and SC-CAMLR on climate change
      Submitted by ASOC
      8, 10.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/30
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      Early announcement of the Third International Krill Symposium
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/31
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      Sea ice characterisation of the proposed Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area Special Research Zone
      S. Parker, S. Hoyle, S. Hanchet and R.J.C. Currey (New Zealand)
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/32
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      Observer’s Report for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission, San Diego, CA, USA, 22 May to 3 June 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (R. Currey, New Zealand)
      10.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/33
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      Joint SC-CAMLR and SC-IWC Workshop, its format and draft Terms of Reference
      Co-conveners of the Joint SC-CAMLR and SC-IWC Workshop
      10
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/34
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      Antarctic sea ice losses drive gains in benthic carbon drawdown
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      8
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/35
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      Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR by the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (ARK)
      Submitted by ARK
      3.1, 10.2, 10.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/36
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      Proposal for exploratory bottom longlining for toothfish by New Zealand vessels outside the bottom lining footprint during 2016 and 2017: Description of proposed activities and impact assessment (as submitted to the 3rd Meeting of the Scientific Committee of SPRFMO, Port Vila, Vanuatu, 28 September to 3 October 2015)
      Delegation of New Zealand
      10
      WG-FSA-15/09
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      Measurement of capacity in CCAMLR exploratory fisheries in Subareas 88.1 and 88.2: Secretariat update 2015
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.4
      WG-FSA-15/15
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      Report on the CCAMLR Marine Debris monitoring program
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4.2

      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-fourth 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-third Meeting (SC-CAMLR-XXXIII).

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

      The Convener of SG-ASAM (Dr X. Zhao, China) will present the 2015 SG-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 understanding the distribution and patterns of occurrence of krill. The outcomes of the deliberations of SG-ASAM from WG-EMM will be further considered at the appropriate point in the Agenda. The Scientific Committee will determine the need for a meeting of SG-ASAM in 2016.

      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 2015/16 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 2015 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 2015 WG-FSA report dealing with the assessment of fish resources. The Scientific Committee will consider the advice of WG-FSA with respect to the assessments for Dissostichus spp. and C. gunnari.

      3.2.3     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the 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

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      3.4.1     Exploratory fisheries in 2014/15 season

      Fishing activities in exploratory fisheries in the 2014/15 season will be reviewed taking into account the advice of WG-SAM and WG-FSA.

      3.4.2     Notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in 2015/16 season

      Notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in the 2015/16 season will be reviewed, including the advice of WG-SAM and WG-FSA in relation to 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 scientific 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-EMM and WG-FSA reports on incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals arising from fisheries.

      4.2     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.

      4.3     Advice to Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      5.1     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/02 Implementation of conservation measures in 2014/15: fishing and related activities
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/02 Formulaire de soumission des évaluations préliminaires du risque d'impact négatif significatif des activités de pêche de fond proposées sur les écosystèmes marins vulnérables
      Délégation française
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/03 Formulario tipo para las evaluaciones preliminares del riesgo de que las actividades de pesca de fondo propuestas ocasionen graves daños a los ecosistemas marinos vulnerables
      Delegación de España
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/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-XXXIV/BG/05 Форма для представления предварительных оценок возможности того, что предложенный донный промысел будет иметь существенное негативное воздействие на уязвимые морские [Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems]
      экосистемыДелегация Украины [Delegation of Ukraine]
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/06 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Norway
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/07 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-XXXIV/BG/08 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Chile
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/09 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-XXXIV/BG/10 Форма для представления предварительных оценок возможности того, что предложенный донный промысел будет иметь существенное негативное воздействие на уязвимые морские экосистемы [Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom-fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems]
      Делегация России [Delegation of Russia]
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/11 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-XXXIV/BG/12 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-XXXIV/BG/13 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Australia
      5.1.1     Status and trends

      The Scientific Committee will consider advice on 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

      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 scientific 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 scientific advice to SCIC and the Commission.

      7.1     Scientific observations

      The Secretariat will summarise data received in accordance with the Scheme of International Scientific Observation in the 2014/15 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 2015/16 season, will be reviewed.

      The Scientific Committee will review progress on the implementation of the recommendations of the CCAMLR SISO Review (SC-CAMLR-XXXII paragraphs 7.9 and 7.10) and the implementation of the CCAMLR Observer Training Program Accreditation Process (COTPAS) (SC-CAMLR-XXXIII, paragraph 6.5).

      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 science required to inform management responses to climate change (SC-CAMLR-XXVII, paragraphs 8.1 to 8.10).

      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 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 2015/16 is consistent with the intended purpose of the measure.

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      10.1     Cooperation with the Antarctic Treaty System
      10.1.1     Committee for Environmental Protection

      The Scientific Committee will consider the report of the CEP Observer to SC-CAMLR on the ongoing collaboration on areas of common interest between CEP and SC-CAMLR, including the proposal for a second Joint CEP–SC-CAMLR Workshop, as discussed at CEP XVIII held in Sofia, Bulgaria, in June 2015.

      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, RPOA-IUU, SCAR, SCOR, SEAFO, SIOFA, SPRFMO, UNEP and WCPFC.

      10.3     Reports of representatives at meetings of other international organisations

      Reports of meetings of other international organisations during 2014/15 will be received.

      10.4     Future cooperation
      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 2015/16. 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 funds.

      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.

      13.1     Priorities for work of Scientific Committee and its working groups

      The Scientific Committee will consider the prioritisation process for its work, including the schedule of work for SG-ASAM, 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 2015/16 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.

      13.3     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 fifth year of the scholarship scheme.

      13.4     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 the Scientific Committee, the Scientific Committee will consider how invitations should be extended to relevant experts and observers to attend intersessional meetings of its working groups.

      13.5     Next meeting

      The Scientific Committee will consider the dates of its next meeting.

      14     Secretariat-supported activities

      The Scientific Committee will consider the Secretariat’s report on work in support of the Scientific Committee during 2014/15 (see Agenda Item 1.2), and will consider priorities for future work and requirements for the 2015/16 intersessional period.

      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 the Chair and one of the two Vice-Chairs of the Scientific Committee for a term of two regular meetings (2016 and 2017).

      17     Adoption of report of Thirty-fourth Meeting

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

      18     Close of meeting.

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