At the recent CCAMLR Symposium held in Chile in May 2015, an issue that was discussed was improving CCAMR’s outreach and cooperation. In this context some participants suggested that it would be beneficial for CCAMLR to have an ongoing dialogue with relevant States that manage toothfish fisheries outside the CCAMLR Area.
In response to the discussion at the Symposium Australia has compiled a background paper outlining Australia’s management of the subantarctic Macquarie Island toothfish fishery. The Macquarie Island toothfish fishery is managed by Australia consistently with the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources and the conservation measures adopted by the Commission.
This report is being submitted to contribute to ongoing structured dialogue between CCAMLR and relevant States that manage toothfish fisheries outside the CCAMLR Area.