The Commission for the Conservation of the Antarctic Living Marine Resources (CCAMLR) undertook a Performance Review in 2008 which resulted in wide-ranging recommendations that were taken up in the Commission and Scientific Committee (CCAMLR Performance Review).
In 2016, CCAMLR decided to undertake a second Performance Review (CCAMLR-XXXV, Annex 8).
The Second Performance Review (PR2) of CCAMLR will be conducted during the 2016/17 intersessional period. PR2 shall evaluate the following:
- Progress in implementing the recommendations from the First Performance Review (PR1). This will also include advice on options for moving forward on PR1 recommendations that are under consideration or are work-in-progress. This assessment would be based on the full suite of recommendations from PR1, guided by, but not limited to, the Secretariat matrix on the status of recommendations maintained on the website.
- Special attention will be devoted to issues on which PR1 recommendations have yet to be taken up by the Commission or the Scientific Committee (CCAMLR-XXXIII/10, Appendix I). For those issues, PR2 should consider afresh whether such issues remain of concern, and if so, provide revised recommendations.
- PR2 will also consider whether any further work would be desirable on issues covered by PR1 recommendations. This could include, for example, revisions to those recommendations to accommodate ongoing matters including marine protected areas, the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and supporting measures to accompany compliance and implementation matters.
PR2 could consider any other matter relevant to the objectives of the CAMLR Convention, including the discussions of the 2015 CCAMLR Symposium held in Santiago, Chile.
In early 2017, Commission Members agreed to an eight-person Panel to undertake the Review (see COMM CIRCs 17/08 and 17/25). The elected Panel members are:
Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara
The Panel will submit their report to Contracting Parties at the 2017 CCAMLR annual meeting (CCAMLR-XXXVI).
To assist with broad engagement of interested parties/stakeholders in the Review, including with the identification of priority issues, please proceed to the PR2 Questionnaire introduction, which will then take you to the Questionnaire itself.