FOR AMENDMENT TO THE CCAMLR CONSERVATION MEASURES
10-06 AND 10-07 TO ALLOW FOR INTERSESSIONAL DE-LISTING OF
Over the course of last years, CCAMLR adopted Conservation Measures 10-06 and 10-07
which provide for the identification of individual vessels, flagged both to Contracting and
Non-Contracting Parties, engaged in IUU activities in the Convention area. These
Conservation Measures lay down the process and procedures under which vessels would be
put on the IUU list and also the process to remove them from the list.
While the procedures outlined in CMs 10-06 and 10-07 are generally operating well by
providing useful information on IUU fishing vessels as well as setting out actions that might
be taken against such vessels, it seems that due to the dynamic nature of IUU fishing
activities, the lists can rapidly become obsolete. As a result, it was one of the
recommendations of the Performance Review Panel that "CCAMLR should review the
process […], timing and frequency with which vessels are added or removed from the IUU
vessel list", so that the lists are updated more frequently.
It is the view of the European Union that proposed amendments to Conservation Measures
10-06 and 10-07 provide for a more flexible and speedy process of bringing the CCAMLR
IUU lists up to date and therefore increase their value of in tracking and combating IUU
activities in the CCAMLR Area.