The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels held the Third Session of its Meeting of the Parties from 27 April – 1 May 2009. Key outcomes of relevance to the Ad Hoc WG-IMAF were the adoption of the Advisory Committee’s Work Programme for 2010-2012 and the granting of approval for the ACAP Secretariat to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with CCAMLR. The proposed MoU has been submitted as a background document for consideration at CCAMLR XXVIII. There were no meetings of ACAP’s Advisory Committee or its Seabird Bycatch Working Group held since the last meeting of the meeting of the Ad-hoc WG IMAF. However, the Agreement was represented at the Second Joint Meeting of Tuna RFMOs and the outcomes of this meeting of relevance to the work of the Ad-hoc WG IMAF are reported on.
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