The CDS was effectively implemented in 2019 by 16 Member States, three Acceding States and one NCP cooperating with CCAMLR by participating in the CDS, and one NCP with limited access to the CDS. CDS reports of catches outside the Convention Area have increased in 2018. The Secretariat contacted 16 NCPs to seek their engagement in the CDS in 2019.
Analyses of the trends and supply chains in the CDS data was undertaken for 2018 and 2019. Across both years Chile had the greatest number of DCDs landings and exports and greatest quantity of exports (4 644 tonnes and 2 539 tonnes). For both years France landed the largest quantity of toothfish (4 461 tonnes and 2 986 tonnes). The largest quantity of imports was by the United States of America (USA) in both years, followed by China. Analysis of supply chains within the CDS identified the supply chain carrying the greatest tonnage of toothfish was between France and China.