This paper contains the revised version of the proposed draft Conservation Measure establishing a Marine Protected Area in Domain 1 (Western Antarctic Peninsula and South Scotia Arc) as presented in last year’s paper CC-CCAMLR-38/25 Rev 1.
The revised version of the D1MPA proposal addresses outstanding issues as raised by Members during the SC-CCAMLR 37 in 2018. The rationale underlying the modifications in the D1MPA Model, aimed to achieve conservation objectives agreed during the two CCAMLR International Workshops (2012 and 2015) while also seeking to adequately consider the krill fishery distribution. A background paper with the rationale supporting the changes has also been presented (CCAMLR-39/BG/02). Since the initial presentation of the proposal in 2018, both Argentina and Chile have been openly available to engage with interested Members so as to address any outstanding concerns. Both Members are nonetheless of the view that the proposal's solid scientific foundations are sufficient to present the proposal for the Commission's consideration in 2020.