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    Impact of grenadier by-catch limits on surveys of toothfish in CCAMLR’s area of responsibility under CM 24-01 (based on research surveys by Ukrainian vessels)

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    Delegation of Ukraine
    Submitted By:
    Dr Kostiantyn Demianenko (Ukraine)
    Approved By:
    Dr Kostiantyn Demianenko (Ukraine)

    Reducing fish and invertebrate by-catch in targeted fisheries is an element of a precautionary approach to the management of Antarctic living resources. At the same time establishing by-catch limits sometimes could block in fact the research activities in certain marine areas. It is  a reason to consider establishing by-catch limits for each separate research survey taking into account a research approach, abandoning the universal approach like reflected in the Conservation Measure 33-03.