This document contains the research plan proposed by the Chilean Delegation in the Subarea 48.2 including the observations suggested by the Working Group on Statistics, Assessments and Modelling (WG-SAM) during the meeting held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 26 to 30 June 2017. Among the recommendations adopted, coordination was achieved with the Delegation of Ukraine to develop research in the Subarea in a collaborative way (WG-SAM-17, paragraph 4.110). In the context of the present proposal, operational agreements were reached. In addition, Chile expressed its interest to further discuss with Ukraine, with the assistance of the Secretariat, strategies to improve both proposals, and contribute with a real scientific collaboration that could be implemented after 2018 season, which was welcomed by the Delegation of Ukraine. The Secretariat of CCAMLR is aware of this coordination and willing to offer support is required to facilitate the operational and scientific collaboration going forward.
Dr César Cárdenas (Chile)