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    CEMP indices: 2006 update

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    The CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP) uses indices derived from data on indicator species collected by standard methods in the three Integrated Study Regions of the Convention Area. Each year the Secretariat updates the standardised index values and provides a summary of trends and anomalies in these data. This report covers predator indices only.
    Data were submitted by 8 Members for 10 sites and 13 different CEMP parameters for the 2005/06 season. No data were submitted from Admirality Bay, King George Island, and Ross Island. Only population counts were submitted for Edmonson Point.
    The development of an ordination method, with guidance from WG-EMM and consultation with experts, is proposed as a main priority for the forthcoming intersessional period.