The Russian toothfish resource research program in the Ross Sea MPA is fully in line with the priorities of the Research and Monitoring Plan for the Ross Sea MPA. The program is being implemented under the conservation measure 24-01. The program description is structured in accordance with the requirements of CM 24-01. The design of longline surveys, a system for collecting and processing data are presented, paying particular attention to toothfish tagging procedures.
For season 2020/21 the program provides for the participation of one Russian vessel and one vessel of a CCAMLR member. In accordance with the recommendation of WGFSA -2019, the resource provision of the program will be 140 tons with a total number of longline sets of 81. The reporting system for the results of the program fully meets the requirements of the Scientific Committee. Research proponent self-assessment form is shown as Annex 2. Vessel tagging procedures survey is shown be the Annex 3.