A panel of eight experts has been named to conduct a second Performance Review of CCAMLR. This Review (PR2) will build on the first Performance Review (PR1), conducted in 2008, which resulted in wide-ranging recommendations benefiting the Commission.
The Commission agreed to the terms of reference and supporting processes for a second Performance Review at the 35th Meeting of the Commission in Hobart last October. These are outlined in Annex 8 of the CCAMLR-XXXV Report (1.37 MB).
The composition of the panel aims to reflect CCAMLR Membership in terms of regions, fishing and non-fishing nations and developing and developed countries. It also includes representation from the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP) and one non-governmental organisation (NGO) observer to the Commission. Two internationally recognised experts in Antarctic matters, but with no involvement or direct experience with CCAMLR, have also been appointed to the panel.
Following a process of nomination from Member countries, CEP and NGO observer organisations, Dr Monde Mayekiso, Chair of the Commission, advised Members this week of the composition of the Panel.
“The Panel is now consulting on logistical and administrative arrangements to undertake the Review and will meet face-to-face and via other means to engage Members and other stakeholders,” said Dr Mayekiso.
“Members will be periodically updated on the proposed schedule, arrangements and opportunities to engage with the Panel during the Review,” he said.
PR2 will evaluate progress in implementing the recommendations from PR1, particularly regarding issues on which PR1 recommendations have yet to be taken up by the Commission or the Scientific Committee. For those issues, PR2 should consider afresh whether such issues remain of concern, and if so, provide revised recommendations.
The final report will be placed on the CCAMLR website after it has been discussed by Members at CCAMLR-XXXVI in Hobart in October 2017.