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    Proposal to modify Conservation Measure CM 24-02 regarding the use of a streamer line

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    Y. Korzun and S. Kasatkina
    Submitted By:
    Dr Svetlana Kasatkina (Russian Federation)
    Approved By:
    Dr Svetlana Kasatkina (Russian Federation)

    The activities of the CCAMLR to minimize incidental mortality of seabirds in the course of longline fishing or longline fishing research in the Convention Area are carried out by means of: a) use a streamer line and b) control of the longline weighting rate. Currently, according to CM 24-02 (2014) and CM 25-02 (2015) which in force, vessels already use gears that do not allow birds pecking up the bait from hooks by controlling  longline sink rates and line-weighting regimes (CM 25-02 paragraphs 2, 3 and 4). Thus, the use of a streamer line becomes meaningless for any vessels using longline gears described in paragraphs 2, 3 or 4 of CM 25-02. It is proposed to amend CM 24-02 «Longline weighting for seabird conservation» with regard to use a streamer line.