Non-Contracting Parties (NCPs)
One of the objectives of the Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS) is to promote cooperation between CCAMLR and non-Contracting Parties (NCPs) in the voluntary implementation of the CDS. Without the cooperation of NCPs that trade in toothfish, the effectiveness of the CDS is significantly undermined. NCPs that harvest, land and/or trade toothfish while not cooperating with CCAMLR by participating in the CDS can cooperate with CCAMLR in several ways:
- by monitoring toothfish trade through limited access to the electronic CDS (e-CDS)
- by becoming a non-Contracting Party cooperating with CCAMLR by participating in the CDS
- by becoming a Contracting Party.
NCPs cooperating with CCAMLR
NCPs that harvest, land and/or trade toothfish may write to CCAMLR and request limited access to the e-CDS to monitor the trade of toothfish in their country. Currently, Singapore holds the status of a NCP cooperating with CCAMLR.
An NCP that harvests, lands and/or trades toothfish and has limited access to the e-CDS may request CCAMLR for the status of a non-Contracting Party cooperating with CCAMLR by participating in the CDS.
NCPs not cooperating with CCAMLR
NCPs that may be involved in the harvest, landing and/or trade of toothfish but not cooperating with the CDS include Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Philippines, St Kitts and Nevis, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Viet Nam.