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    Progressing towards responsible, science-based and highly precautionary krill fisheries management

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    Document Number:
    SC-CAMLR-XXXVI/BG/31
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    Submitted by ASOC
    Submitted By:
    Ms Claire Christian (ASOC)
    Approved By:
    Ms Claire Christian (ASOC)
    Abstract

    Improving the management of the krill fishery is a key priority for ASOC. In this paper, we recommend several key actions that CCAMLR should take to ensure that management of the krill fishery remains highly precautionary and protects the needs of the full range of krill predators. Obtaining up to date krill biomass estimates, reviewing the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program, reviewing decision-making frameworks in a workshop, implementing these approaches before the expiry of CM 51-07, and developing a better understanding of by-catch of other krill species are critical steps toward the development of a responsible science-based krill fishery.

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