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    A proposal to adopt a conservation measure seeking an interim prohibiting on deep sea gillnet fishing in the Convention Area

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    Document Number:
    WG-FSA-06/46
    Author(s):
    Delegation of Australia
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    Abstract

    Australia proposes that the possession and/or use of gillnets for commercial purposes be prohibited until such time as (1) the Scientific Committee has investigated and reported on the potential impacts of this gear in the Convention Area, and (2) the Commission has agreed on the basis of advice from the Scientific Committee that such a method may be used in the Convention Area.

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