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    SC-CAMLR-XXXV

    Full Name
    Thirty-fifth Meeting of the Scientific Committee
    Location:
    Hobart, Australia
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    Meeting End Date/Time:
    Submissions Due
    Friday, 2 September 2016 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Saturday, 17 September 2016 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)

    Schedule for the Thirty-fifth Meetings of the Commission and the Scientific Committee

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      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-XXXV/13 Rev. 1
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      Establishing time-limited Special Areas for Scientific Study in newly exposed marine areas following ice shelf retreat or collapse in Subarea 48.1, Subarea 48.5 and Subarea 88.3
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      8
      CCAMLR-XXXV/18
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      Proposal on a conservation measure establishing the Weddell Sea Marine Protected Area (WSMPA)
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      5.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/30
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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
      CCAMLR-XXXV/31
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      Amendments to Conservation Measure 51-06 (2014) General measure for scientific observation in fisheries for Euphausia superba
      Delegation of Ukraine
      3.1, 5, 7
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/05 Rev. 1
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      Fishery notifications 2016/17
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/14
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      The Future of Antarctica Forum: distinguishing climate change impacts from other impacts in the Antarctic Peninsula
      Submitted by Oceanites, Inc.
      8
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/15
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      Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD)
      Submitted by Oceanites, Inc.
      8
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/22
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      Initial report from the ICG considering approaches for enhancing consideration of climate change impacts in CCAMLR
      Delegations of Australia and Norway
      8
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/24
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      Follow up to the Joint CEP/SC-CAMLR Workshop on Climate Change and Monitoring
      Submitted by ASOC
      8
      CCAMLR-XXXV/BG/26
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      A representative system of CCAMLR MPAs: Current proposals and beyond
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/01 Rev. 1
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      Scientific background document in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) – Version 2016
      Delegation of Germany
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/02
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      Progress in the process for the designation of a Marine Protected Area in Domain 1
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/03
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      Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Bologna, Italy, 4 to 15 July 2016)
      3.1, 3.3, 5.2, 7, 10.2, 13
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/04
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      Report of the Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment (Hobart, Australia, 3 to 14 October 2016)
      3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/05
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      Report of the Working Group on Statistics, Assessments and Modelling (Genoa, Italy, 27 June to 1 July 2016)
      2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/06
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      Report of the Meeting of the Subgroup on Acoustic Survey and Analysis Methods (La Jolla, USA, 21 to 25 March 2016)
      2.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/07
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      Conveners’ Report of the Joint CEP/SC-CAMLR Workshop on Climate Change and Monitoring
      Delegations of the United Kingdom and the USA
      8, 10.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/08
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      Proposal by the Russian Federation to amend the CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship Scheme
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      13.3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/09
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      The need to allocate a scientific research TAC in closed blocks (SSRUs) in the Ross Sea
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/10
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      The Weddell Sea MPA (comments and questions regarding documents CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/37, WG-EMM-16/01, WG-EMM-16/02, WG-EMM-16/03)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/11
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      Precautionary management of the Antarctic krill fishery at small spatial scales in the context of regional climate variability: is no data the same as no impact?
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/12
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      Report of the Chair of the Scientific Committee on the CCAMLR Scientific Committee Symposium (Hobart, Australia, 13 and 14 October 2016)
      13
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/01
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      Catches of target species in the Convention Area
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/02
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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-XXXV/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 Japan
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/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 South Africa
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/05
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      Evaluación preliminar 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-XXXV/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-XXXV/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 New Zealand
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/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 Uruguay
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/09
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      Committee for Environmental Protection: 2016 Annual Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR
      CEP Observer to SC-CAMLR (Dr P. Penhale, USA)
      10.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/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 (УМЭ) [Pro forma for submitting preliminary assessments of the potential for proposed bottom fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs)]
      Делегация Украины [Delegation of Ukraine]
      5
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/11
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      Scientific background document in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) – Version 2016 – 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-XXXV/BG/12
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      Scientific background document in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) – Version 2016 –Part B: Description of available spatial data
      Delegation of Germany
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/13
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      Scientific background document in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) – Version 2016 – Part C: Data analysis and MPA scenario development
      Delegation of Germany
      5.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/14
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      Precautionary management of the Antarctic krill fishery at small spatial scales in the context of regional climate variability: pros and cons of coastal buffers, closed areas and move-on rules
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/15
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      Calendar of meetings of relevance to the Scientific Committee in 2016/17
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/16
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      Форма для представления предварительных оценок возможности того, что предложенный донный промысел будет иметь существенное негативное воздействие на уязвимые морские экосистемы (УМЭ) [Pro forma for submitting preliminary assessments of the potential for proposed bottom fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs)]
      Делегация Российской Федерации [Delegation of the Russian Federation]
      5.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/17
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      Antarctic krill fisheries management and the need to retain CM 51-07
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/18
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      Antarctic krill fisheries management: "What's next?"
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/19
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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
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/20
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      Independent reviews of CCAMLR stock assessments – a discussion paper
      Delegation of the USA
      13.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/21
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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 2015–2016
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      4.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/22
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      Progress report 3: Proposal for GEF (Global Environment Facility) funding
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      14
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/23
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      COLTO Depredation Workshop
      Submitted by COLTO
      10
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/24 Rev. 1
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      KRILLBASE: a multinational, circumpolar database of abundance of Antarctic krill and salps
      A. Atkinson, S. Hill, H. Peat, R. Downie and L. Gerrish
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/25 Rev. 1
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      Developing the Secretariat’s data management systems
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      14
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/26
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      The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Annual Report 2015/2016
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/27
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      Cameras installation by Ukraine at the Galindez, Petermann and Yalour Islands penguin colonies – CEMP Fund project ‘Establishing a CEMP Camera Network in Subarea 48.1’
      Delegation of Ukraine
      13.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/28
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      Summary of research voyages in the South Orkney Islands region in 2015/16
      Delegations of the United Kingdom and Norway
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/29 Rev. 1
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      Feedback management through effort regulation
      Delegation of Norway
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/30
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      Tracking Antarctica, A New WWF report on the state of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
      Submitted by ASOC
      10.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/31
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      Benchmarking CCAMLR
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/32
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      Report on the first year’s fishing under New Zealand’s exploratory fishery for toothfish within the SPRFMO Convention Area
      J. Fenaughty and M. Cryer
      10
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/33
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      Plans for Joint CCAMLR-IWC Workshop
      The Steering Group of the Joint CCAMLR-IWC Workshop
      10
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/34
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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-XXXV/BG/35
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      Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Implementation Plan 2015–2020
      Submitted by SCAR and SCOR
      10
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/36
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      Updated assessment of the risks of status quo krill fishing and proposed revisions to Conservation Measure 51-07
      Delegation of the USA
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/37
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      Risk assessment framework for subdividing the krill catch trigger level, including relevant background data and information
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/38 Rev. 1
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      Research catch limits and estimation of local biomass estimates for effort-based research Subareas 48.2 and 48.4 and Division 58.4.1
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.4.3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/39
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      Update on the ABNJ Deep Seas Project
      FAO and CCAMLR Secretariats
      10.2
      WG-FSA-16/47 Rev. 1
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      Scientific contribution to the 2016 review of Conservation Measure 51-07: Part 1 – rationale, method and data for a risk assessment framework for distributing the krill trigger level
      A. Constable (on behalf of the e-group on CM 51-07 WG-EMM review)
      3.1
      WG-FSA-16/48 Rev. 1
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      Scientific contribution to the 2016 review of Conservation Measure 51-07: Part 2 – outcomes from the application of the risk assessment framework for distributing the krill trigger level in Area 48
      A. Constable (on behalf of the e-group on CM 51-07 WG-EMM review)
      3.1

      Agenda

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      1     Opening of meeting

      The Chair (Dr M. Belchier UK) 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-fifth 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-fourth Meeting (SC-CAMLR-XXXIV).

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

      The Co-conveners of SG-ASAM (Drs C. Reiss, USA and X. Zhao, China) will present the 2016 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 2017.

      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     Krill resources
      CCAMLR-XXXV/30 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
      CCAMLR-XXXV/31 Amendments to Conservation Measure 51-06 (2014) General measure for scientific observation in fisheries for Euphausia superba
      Delegation of Ukraine
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/03 Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Bologna, Italy, 4 to 15 July 2016)
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/11 Precautionary management of the Antarctic krill fishery at small spatial scales in the context of regional climate variability: is no data the same as no impact?
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/14 Precautionary management of the Antarctic krill fishery at small spatial scales in the context of regional climate variability: pros and cons of coastal buffers, closed areas and move-on rules
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/17 Antarctic krill fisheries management and the need to retain CM 51-07
      Submitted by ASOC
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/18 Antarctic krill fisheries management: "What's next?"
      Submitted by ASOC
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/19 Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR by the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK)
      Submitted by ARK
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/24 Rev. 1 KRILLBASE: a multinational, circumpolar database of abundance of Antarctic krill and salps
      A. Atkinson, S. Hill, H. Peat, R. Downie and L. Gerrish
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/29 Rev. 1 Feedback management through effort regulation
      Delegation of Norway
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/36 Updated assessment of the risks of status quo krill fishing and proposed revisions to Conservation Measure 51-07
      Delegation of the USA
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/37 Risk assessment framework for subdividing the krill catch trigger level, including relevant background data and information
      WG-FSA-16/47 Rev. 1 Scientific contribution to the 2016 review of Conservation Measure 51-07: Part 1 – rationale, method and data for a risk assessment framework for distributing the krill trigger level
      A. Constable (on behalf of the e-group on CM 51-07 WG-EMM review)
      WG-FSA-16/48 Rev. 1 Scientific contribution to the 2016 review of Conservation Measure 51-07: Part 2 – outcomes from the application of the risk assessment framework for distributing the krill trigger level in Area 48
      A. Constable (on behalf of the e-group on CM 51-07 WG-EMM review)
      3.1.1     Status and trends

      Data reported for the current season, as well as any updates to the notifications for krill fisheries in 2016/17, 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 2016 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 the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      3.2     Fish resources
      3.2.1     Status and trends

      Fishery data and related information for the current season will be presented. Members will be invited to inform the Scientific Committee of recent developments and trends in finfish fisheries in the Convention Area.

      3.2.2     Advice from WG-FSA

      The Convener of WG-FSA (Dr D. Welsford, Australia) will present the sections of the 2016 WG-FSA report dealing with the assessment of fish resources.

      3.2.3     Advice to the 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 the Commission
      3.4     New and exploratory finfish fisheries
      3.4.1     Exploratory fisheries in 2015/16

      Fishing activities in exploratory fisheries in 2015/16 will be reviewed taking into account the advice of WG-SAM and WG-FSA.

      3.4.2     Notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in 2016/17

      Notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in 2016/17 will be reviewed, including the advice WG-SAM and WG-FSA in relation to proposals for research in data-poor exploratory fisheries.

      3.4.3     Progress towards assessments
      3.4.4     Advice to the 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 birds and mammals arising from fisheries.

      4.2     Marine debris
      4.3     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      5.1     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/02 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Australia
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/03 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Japan
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/04 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-XXXV/BG/05 Evaluación preliminar del riesgo de que las actividades de pesca de fondo propuestas ocasionen graves daños a los ecosistemas marinos vulnerables
      Delegación de España
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/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-XXXV/BG/07 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-XXXV/BG/08 Preliminary assessment of the potential for proposed bottom fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Delegation of Uruguay
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/16 Форма для представления предварительных оценок возможности того, что предложенный донный промысел будет иметь существенное негативное воздействие на уязвимые морские экосистемы (УМЭ) [Pro forma for submitting preliminary assessments of the potential for proposed bottom fishing activities to have significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs)]
      Делегация Российской Федерации [Delegation of the Russian Federation]
      SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/34 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
      5.1.1     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 the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      5.2.2     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission.

      6     IUU fishing in the Convention Area
      7.1     Scientific observations

      The Secretariat will summarise data received in accordance with the Scheme of International Scientific Observation (SISO) in 2015/16. 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 2016/17, 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 Scheme (COTPAS) (CCAMLR-XXXIII, paragraph 6.5), noting the attachment to SC CIRC 16/56.

      7.2     Advice to the 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 also consider the outcomes of the Joint CEP–SC-CAMLR Workshop on Monitoring and Climate Change held in Chile in May 2016.

      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 2015/16 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 2016/17 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 the CEP and SC-CAMLR, including the outcomes of the second Joint CEP–SC-CAMLR Workshop held in Chile in May 2016.

      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, Oceanites Inc, 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 2015/16 will be received.

      10.4     Future cooperation
      11     Budget for 2016/17

      The financial implications of decisions taken during the meeting will be used to prepare a detailed Scientific Committee budget for 2016/17. 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. Any budgetary items that have implications for longer-term funding will also be reviewed.

      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 the work of the Scientific Committee and its working groups

      The Scientific Committee will consider the outcomes of the two-day Scientific Committee Symposium held immediately prior to SC-CAMLR-XXXV in order to review the strategic direction of the Committee and its working groups (SC-CAMLR-XXXIV, paragraph 13.7). The outcomes of the workshop will be reported by the Scientific Committee Chair to SC-CAMLR-XXXV.

      13.2     Intersessional activities and future directions

      The intersessional activities of the Scientific Committee in 2016/17 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
      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
      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 Vice-Chair of the Scientific Committee for a term of two regular meetings (2017 and 2018).

      16     Other business

      The Scientific Committee will consider any other business.

      17     Adoption of the report of the Thirty-fifth Meeting

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

      18     Close of the meeting.

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