As reported to the CCAMLR Secretariat, 5 vessels from 3 Contracting Parties are fishing for krill in Area 48 in the 2006/07 season, and these vessels have taken 61876 t of krill to date. Two CCAMLR scientific observers have been deployed. The preliminary estimate of the total catch of krill for the season is approximately 111746 t. This compares with 106589 t of krill reported in the STATLANT data for 2005/06. With the exception of Korea and Poland, all Contracting Parties have submitted complete sets of haul-by-haul data for 2005/06. Fine-scale data from Korea for 2004/05 are still overdue. The Secretariat has contacted both Korea and Poland. The report includes: Availability of fishery and observer data; Time series of catch by season, Contracting Party and small-scale management unit; Species composition of by-catch; Occurrence of incidental catches of seabirds and mammals; Development of measures of overlap between the krill fishery and krill predators; Consideration of the Conservation Measures in force in the fishery. Reference information on stock and areas, and parameters used in stock assessment are also included.
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