CCAMLR’s Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS) seeks to:
- identify the origins of Dissostichus spp. entering the markets of Contracting Parties and cooperating non-Contracting Parties (NCPs)
- track the harvest, transhipment, landings, export and re-export of Dissostichus spp.
- determine whether Dissostichus spp. harvested in the Convention Area was caught in a manner consistent with CCAMLR conservation measures
- address concerns of IUU fishing relating to the threat of serious depletion of Dissostichus spp. populations, by-catch of some Antarctic species and the undermining of CCAMLR conservation measures
- promote cooperation between CCAMLR and NCPs in respect of the voluntary implementation of the CDS.
The CDS is supported by the e-CDS, a software application implemented by CCAMLR to create, validate and store DCDs, DEDs and DREDs. In the e-CDS, e-CDS users are able to provide required data via a web-based interface, with finely controlled access rights based on the role of the e-CDS user.
The CDS is implemented in accordance with CCAMLR Conservation Measure (CM) 10-05.