The Secretariat has proposed a work plan and budget for the development of a VME registry to manage, store, process and summarise data notified under CMs 22-06 and 22-07 (SC-CAMLR-XXVIII, paragraph 4.251(xvi)). This registry would include a secure database for holding notification details and related data, for generating web-based lists of VMEs notified under CM 22-06 and VME risk areas and fine-scale rectangles notified under CM 22-07, and for holding documents outlining CCAMLR’s management advice and information related to VMEs and risk areas and a selection of maps of VMEs, risk areas, and associated features. In this proposal, summary information on VMEs and VME risk areas and fine-scale rectangles, including locations and taxonomic composition, is intended to be posted on the public section of the CCAMLR website. The registry will be based on the database structure and routines established for the interim VME registry, for which much of the database work has been completed. The development of the web-based lists, document archive and basic maps will be completed by early 2011. Further work would be required in subsequent years to maintain the registry and implement transition to future software and system requirements. The Secretariat is investigating options for the development of its mapping capacity to support enhanced mapping functionality, including multi-layer maps. Options and their budget implications will be forwarded to the Scientific Commission and Commission for consideration in 2011. WG-FSA and the Scientific Committee are invited to consider the development of the VME registry, and review and approve the work plan and budget, as appropriate.