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    SC-CAMLR-XXXVII

    Full Name
    Thirty-seventh Meeting of the Scientific Committee
    Location:
    Hobart, Australia
    Meeting Start Date/Time:
    Meeting End Date/Time:
    Submissions Due
    Saturday, 22 September 2018 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)
    Friday, 7 September 2018 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Meeting Report:
    e-sc-xxxvii.pdf (4.33 MB)

      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/01
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      Climate change implications statements
      Delegations of Australia, Norway and the United Kingdom
      9
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/06
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      CCAMLR Secretariat Strategic Plan 2019–2022
      Executive Secretary
      14
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/10
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      Cooperation with other organisations: Arrangements with International Organisations
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.4
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/11
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      Second performance review – progress report
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      13.2
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/15
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      Nomenclature of CCAMLR meetings
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      16
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/16
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      New CCAMLR Brochure
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      16
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/21 Rev. 1
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      CCAMLR Staffing and Salary Strategy (2019–2022)
      Executive Secretary
      14
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/30
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      EU working paper on the implementation of CM 32-18 on the conservation of sharks
      Delegation of the European Union
      5
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/31
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      Proposal on a conservation measure establishing a marine protected area in the Domain 1 (Western Antarctic Peninsula and South Scotia Arc)
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      6.1.2
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/BG/22
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      Consultation on Secretariat catch and effort monitoring: Secretariat proposals arising from the feedback from Members
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      14
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/BG/26
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      CCAMLR and climate change: the need for urgent action
      Submitted by ASOC
      9
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/BG/27
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      An introduction to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO)
      Submitted by IAATO
      10.2
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/BG/36
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      Fulfilling CCAMLR’s commitment to create a representative system of Marine Protected Areas
      Submitted by ASOC
      6.1
      CCAMLR-XXXVII/BG/40
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      ASOC Report to CCAMLR
      Submitted by ASOC
      10.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/01
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      Report of the Co-conveners of the CCAMLR Workshop for the Development of a Dissostichus mawsoni Population Hypothesis for Area 48 (19 to 21 February 2018, Berlin, Germany)
      Workshop Co-conveners (C. Darby (UK) and C. Jones (USA))
      3.2.3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/02 Rev. 1
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      Summary Report of the CCAMLR Independent Stock Assessment Review for Toothfish (Norwich, United Kingdom, 18 to 22 June 2018)
      3.2.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/03
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      Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Cambridge, United Kingdom, 9 to 13 July 2018)
      3.1, 5.3, 8, 10
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/04
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      Report of the Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment (Hobart, Australia, 8 to 19 October 2018)
      3.2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/05
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      Report of the Working Group on Statistics, Assessments and Modelling (Norwich, United Kingdom, 25 to 29 June 2018)
      2.1, 3, 4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/06
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      Report of the Meeting of the Subgroup on Acoustic Survey and Analysis Methods (Punta Arenas, Chile, 30 April to 4 May 2018)
      2.2, 3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/07
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      The Expert Group on 'Pelagic spatial planning of the sub-Antarctic areas of Planning Domains 4, 5 and 6' (PS²456)
      A. Makhado, P. Koubbi, A.D. Lowther, F. D’Ovidio, R. Reisinger, P. Pistorious, R. Crawford, P. Trathan and S. Grant
      6.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/08
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      Report of the Meeting of the Workshop on Spatial Management (Cambridge, UK, 2 to 6 July 2018)
      6
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/09
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      Draft Research and Monitoring Plan for the South Orkney Islands southern Shelf Marine Protected Area (MPA Planning Domain 1, Subarea 48.2)
      Delegation of the European Union
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/10
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      Advancing management and conservation through the use of an experimental approach for the Antarctic krill fishery
      P.N. Trathan and O.R. Godø
      3.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/11
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      Candidate baseline data for ecosystem indicators in the Ross Sea region. Part A: Brief presentation of data
      Delegation of the USA
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/12
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      International synoptic krill survey in Area 48, 2019; update of transect design based on proposed modifications developed during WG-EMM 2018
      Delegation of Norway
      2.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/13
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      Terms of appointment for the Conveners of the working groups of the Scientific Committee
      Chair of the Scientific Committee
      13
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/14 Rev. 2
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      Long-term changes in the length composition of Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) in longline catches in waters around South Georgia
      N.N. Kukharev and A.F. Petrov
      3.2.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/15
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      Information about a Workshop for Training CCAMLR Scientific Observers and Inspectors
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      8
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/16
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      Methodical Aspects of a Large-scale International Krill Survey in 2019: Comments and Proposals
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      2.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/18
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      Comments and Proposals Regarding the Development of MPAs for Spatial Management in the CCAMLR Convention Area
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/19
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      Comments and Proposals regarding the Ross Sea region MPA Research and Monitoring Plan
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/20
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      Procedure established by the CCAMLR Secretariat to monitor catch and effort: comments
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.2.3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/22
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      Comments and proposals on the development of a population hypothesis for Antarctic toothfish D. mawsoni in Area 48
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.2.3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/23
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      Report of the first SCAR Krill Action Group (SKAG) meeting (Cambridge, United Kingdom, 16 July 2018)
      B. Meyer
      3.1, 10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/24
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      Invitation to participate in a workshop on krill fishery management for Subareas 48.1 and 48.2
      G. Watters and P. Trathan
      3.1, 16
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/01 Rev. 4
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      Catches of target species in the Convention Area
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/02
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      Information on the marine scientific research expeditions with RV Polarstern in the 2018/19 season
      Delegation of Germany
      16
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/03
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      Committee for Environmental Protection: 2018 Annual Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR
      CEP Observer to SC-CAMLR, Dr P. Penhale (USA)
      10.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/04
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      Evaluating MPA scenarios in Planning Domain 1 using a dynamic food-web model
      Delegation of the USA
      6.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/05
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      Features of chronology and breeding success of Pygoscelis papua and Pygoscelis adeliae penguins in the Wilhelm Archipelago (CCAMLR Subarea 48.1)
      I.V. Dykyy, G.P. Milinevsky, O.L. Savitsky, D.G. Lutsenko, P.B. Khoetsky, M.F. Veselsky, V.M. Smagol, A.O. Dzhulay, J.V. Tsaryk, K.M. Nazaruk, A.T. Zatushevsky, A.O. Simon and M.A. Telipska
      3.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/06
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      Pygoscelis penguin census in the Vernadsky Antarctic station area
      V.M. Smagol, A.O. Dzhulay, I.V. Dykyy, G.P. Milinevsky and E.O. Dykyy
      3.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/07
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      Updated background paper (2018) on the Domain 1 MPA. Part A: Domain 1 MPA Model
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      6.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/08
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      Updated background paper (2018) on the Domain 1 MPA. Part B: rationale of changes
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      6.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/09
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      Report from the SC-CAMLR Observer (Australia) to the First Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) Stock Assessment Working Group (SAWG) (St Denis, Reunion, 15 to 18 March 2018)
      SC-CAMLR Observer (Australia)
      10.3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/10
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      Update on the conservation status, distribution and priorities for albatrosses and petrels in the CCAMLR area
      Submitted by the ACAP Secretariat
      5.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/11
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      Antarctic Site Inventory / MAPPPD / State of Antarctic Penguins 2018 Report / Buffer Zone Reference Tool / Climate Analyses: 2018 Report to CCAMLR by Oceanites, Inc.
      Submitted by Oceanites, Inc.
      9, 10.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/12
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      Preliminary evaluation of two feedback management strategies for the krill fishery in Subareas 48.1–48.3
      Delegation of the USA
      3.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/13
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      Candidate baseline data for ecosystem indicators in the Ross Sea region. Part B: Discussion of the data
      Delegation of the USA
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/14 Rev. 1
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      Informing the Scientific Committee about the revisions of the WSMPA proposal
      Delegation of Germany
      6.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/15
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      Scientific background document in support of the development of a CCAMLR MPA in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) – Version 2018 – Reflection on the recommendations by WG-EMM-17 and SC-CAMLR-XXXVI
      Delegation of Germany
      6.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/16
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      Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean (ICED) programme: Report of the ICED–CCAMLR Projections Workshop, 5 to 7 April 2018
      E. Murphy, N. Johnston, S. Corney and K. Reid
      9
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/17
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      Precautionary, ecosystem-based management for the Antarctic krill fishery: a work in progress
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/18
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      Responding to the emerging threat of microplastics in the Southern Ocean
      Submitted by ASOC and COLTO
      5.4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/19
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      Delivering enhanced data access through CCAMLR–SOOS collaboration
      Delegations of the USA, Belgium and SOOS
      10
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/20
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      CEMP cameras data validation experiment at the Galindez Island gentoo colonies
      A. Dzhulay, V. Smagol, G. Milinevsky, I. Dykyy, A. Simon, M. Telipska, E. Dykyy, L. Pshenichnov and A. Grytsai
      3.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/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 2017/18
      C. Waluda
      5.4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/22
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      Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean (MEASO)
      A. Constable, J. Melbourne-Thomas, R. Trebilco and M. Brasier
      10.3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/23
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      Efficiency of the multi-year research programs for the Dissostichus species exploratory fishery: comments on the multi-Member research in the East Antarctic (Division 58.4.1)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.2.3, 3.2.3.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/24
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      Approach to the study of the ecosystem effect in the krill fishery
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/25
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      On multi-year variability of the Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) size composition in longline catches in the South Georgia maritime zone (full version)
      N.N. Kukharev and A.F. Petrov
      3.2.2, 3.2.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/26
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      List of Italian research projects that contribute to the Research and Monitoring Plan for the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area
      Delegation of Italy
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/27
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      The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Annual Report 2017/18
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/28
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      CCAMLR research and exploratory fishing: commercial fishing disguised as scientific research
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.2.3, 4
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/29
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      Is CCAMLR science keeping up?
      Submitted by ASOC
      5
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/30
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      ARK Report to SC-CAMLR-XXXVII
      Submitted by ARK
      3.1, 10.2
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/31
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      Networks and tools to enhance collaboration and coordination of observational activities
      Submitted by SOOS
      10
      WG-FSA-18/11 Rev. 1
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      Implementation of the CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation during 2017/18
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      8

      Agenda

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      1     Opening of the 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 the agenda

      The Preliminary Agenda for the Thirty-seventh 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-sixth Meeting (SC-CAMLR-XXXVI).

      2     Advances in statistics, assessments, modelling, acoustics and survey methods
      2.1     Statistics, assessments and modelling
      2.1.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will advise the Commission on matters of relevance to the development of statistics, assessments and modelling.

      2.2     Acoustic survey and analysis methods

      The Convener of SG-ASAM (Dr X. Zhao, China) will present the 2018 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.

      2.2.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will advise the Commission on matters of relevance to 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 2018/19 season, will be presented, including relevant 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 will present the relevant sections of the 2018 WG‑EMM report noting the priority issues for WG-EMM in 2018 identified in SC-CAMLR-XXXV, Table 1.

      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/10 Advancing management and conservation through the use of an experimental approach for the Antarctic krill fishery
      P.N. Trathan and O.R. Godø
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/05 Features of chronology and breeding success of Pygoscelis papua and Pygoscelis adeliae penguins in the Wilhelm Archipelago (CCAMLR Subarea 48.1)
      I.V. Dykyy, G.P. Milinevsky, O.L. Savitsky, D.G. Lutsenko, P.B. Khoetsky, M.F. Veselsky, V.M. Smagol, A.O. Dzhulay, J.V. Tsaryk, K.M. Nazaruk, A.T. Zatushevsky, A.O. Simon and M.A. Telipska
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/06 Pygoscelis penguin census in the Vernadsky Antarctic station area
      V.M. Smagol, A.O. Dzhulay, I.V. Dykyy, G.P. Milinevsky and E.O. Dykyy
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/12 Preliminary evaluation of two feedback management strategies for the krill fishery in Subareas 48.1–48.3
      Delegation of the USA
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/20 CEMP cameras data validation experiment at the Galindez Island gentoo colonies
      A. Dzhulay, V. Smagol, G. Milinevsky, I. Dykyy, A. Simon, M. Telipska, E. Dykyy, L. Pshenichnov and A. Grytsai
      SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/24 Approach to the study of the ecosystem effect in the krill fishery
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.1.3     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission in respect of krill resources.

      3.2.1     Status and trends

      Data and related information for the current season will be presented, including relevant advice from WG-FSA. Members will be invited to inform the Scientific Committee of recent developments and trends in finfish fisheries in the Convention Area.

      3.2.2.1     Advice to the Commission
      3.2.3     New and exploratory finfish fisheries

      Fishing activities in exploratory fisheries in the 2017/18 season and notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in the 2018/19 season will be reviewed, taking into account the advice of WG-SAM and WG‑FSA.

      3.2.3.1     Progress towards assessments

      The Scientific Committee will review advice from WG-SAM and WG-FSA on the progress towards assessments in exploratory fisheries and research in other areas (including research conducted under Conservation Measure 24-01) designed to provide future assessments of Dissostichus spp.

      3.2.3.2     Advice to the Commission
      4     Scientific research exemption

      The Scientific Committee will consider the advice of WG-FSA and WG-SAM on scientific research conducted in the 2017/18 season under Conservation Measure (CM) 24-01 (noting that such research related to Dissostichus spp. will be covered under Agenda Item 3.2.3.1).

      The Scientific Committee will consider proposals submitted under CM 24-01 to ensure all research proposed for the 2018/19 season is consistent with the intended purpose of the measure and is consistent with the requirements of CM 24-05.

      4.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission on research conducted under Conservation Measure (CM) 24-01 and reported under CM 24-05.

      5.1     Fish and invertebrate by-catch

      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.

      The Scientific Committee will consider the recommendations of WG‑FSA and WG-EMM on developments in fishing methods, education and other matters relevant to by-catch in CCAMLR fisheries.

      5.2     Incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals associated with fisheries

      Data on incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals 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.

      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.

      5.3     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems
      5.4     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.

      5.5     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission related to the impacts, mitigation measures and limits in place relating to non-target catch in CCAMLR fisheries.

      6.1     Marine protected areas (MPAs)
      6.2     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission on scientific analysis relevant to the implementation of a representative system of marine protected areas in the CAMLR Convention Area.

      7     IUU fishing in the Convention Area
      8     CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation

      The Secretariat will summarise data received in accordance with the Scheme of International Scientific Observation in the 2017/18 season. The Conveners of WG‑EMM and WG-FSA will present relevant sections of their reports.

      The Scientific Committee will review recommendations for the operation of the scheme, including the scientific objectives and priorities for the deployment of CCAMLR international scientific observers during the 2018/19 season.

      8.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will advise the Commission on matters of relevance to the implementation of the scheme and its objectives.

      9     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).

      9.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission on the impacts of climate change as appropriate.

      10.1     Cooperation within the Antarctic Treaty System
      10.1.1     Committee for Environmental Protection
      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.

      Invitations to attend SC-CAMLR-XXXVII (see SC-CIRC 18/42) were extended to the following intergovernmental organisations – ACAP, CCSBT, CEP, CITES, COMNAP, FAO, IATTC, ICCAT, IOC, IUCN, IWC, South East Asia RPOA-IUU, SCAR, SCOR, SEAFO, SIOFA, SPRFMO, UNEP and WCPFC and the following non-governmental organisations – ARK, ASOC, COLTO and Oceanites Inc.

      10.3     Reports of representatives at meetings of other international organisations

      Reports of meetings of other international organisations during the 2017/18 intersessional period will be received.

      10.4     Future cooperation

      The Scientific Committee will discuss the further development of cooperation with other international organisations and consider any proposals for cooperation received by the Scientific Committee under Agenda Items 10.1 to 10.3.

      The Scientific Committee will review invitations to representatives of international and non-governmental organisations to be present as observers at the next meeting of the Scientific Committee.

      11     Budget for 2018/19

      The financial implications of decisions taken during the meeting will be used to identify issues to be raised with SCAF for funding during 2018/19.

      This should include the costs of ongoing projects and new proposals, including expenditure from Special Funds and other monies made available to the Scientific Committee as well as from the CCAMLR General Fund. Budgetary items that have implications for longer-term funding will also be reviewed.

      In developing its budget advice, the Scientific Committee will need to consider the working groups’ requirements for invited experts and review the use of 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     Scientific Committee activities
      13.1     Priorities for work of the Scientific Committee and its working groups

      The Scientific Committee will review the five-year strategic plan for the work of the Scientific Committee and its working groups (SC-CAMLR-XXXV, paragraph 13.20).

      The priorities for the intersessional activities of the Scientific Committee in 2019 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.

      13.2     Second Performance Review
      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 next 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 invited experts and to representatives of international and non-governmental organisations to attend intersessional meetings of its working groups.

      13.5     Next meeting

      The Scientific Committee will consider the dates of its next meeting and the invitation of Observers to that meeting.

      14     Secretariat supported activities

      The Scientific Committee will consider the Secretariat’s report on work in support of the Scientific Committee during the 2017/18 intersessional period (see also Agenda Item 1.2) and will consider priorities for future work and requirements for the 2018/19 intersessional period.

      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 (2019 and 2020).

      17     Adoption of report of the Thirty-seventh Meeting

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

      18     Close of meeting

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