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    Feedback management through effort regulation

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    SC-CAMLR-XXXV/BG/29 Rev. 1
    Delegation of Norway
    Submitted By:
    Dr Olav Rune Godø (Norway)
    Approved By:
    Dr Olav Rune Godø (Norway)

    The interim distribution of the trigger level in the fishery for Antarctic krill (CM 51-01) will be revised in 2016. The trigger level is not related to the status of the krill stock and the predators that depend on it. Progressing the development of an operational FBM system in accordance with the Convention has been set as a high priority by CCAMLR. There are currently three FBM proposals tabled to CCAMLR, all of which require refinements. In particular, clarity about the data required to ensure their proper functioning is lacking. This paper restructures and synthesizes information from existing proposals presented at the two preceding WG-EMM meetings, and discussions during the respective intersessional periods. Similar to the currently-tabled FBM strategies, the proposal we present here is reliant on data from the fishing fleet, highlighting the critical importance of engaging fully with the fishing industry. Presenting the industry with clearly defined data requirements for the successful implementation of a FBM strategy will likely stimulate them to cooperate and coordinate as needed. Here we outline a FBM strategy proposal for subarea 48.1, primarily enacted though a combination of time and space restriction to the fishery, an approach that can be adjusted as needed to fit similar challenges in other sub-areas. The paper describes priorities in the proponents’ work in the near future to support the approach and invite other initiatives to cooperation. This paper further highlights that interactions and coordination among existing proposals that recognize the differences and similarities among Sub-Areas are needed.