Introduction from the sea
Directed to the Standing Committee
The Standing Committee shall:
a) contingent on the availability of external funding obtained in accordance with Decision 13.19, convene a workshop on introduction from the sea to consider implementation and technical issues, taking into account the two Expert Consultations of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on implementation and legal issues1, and documents and discussions that occurred at the 11th and 13th meetings of the Conference of the Parties on these issues;
b) invite the following participants to the workshop: three representatives from each CITES region to represent a Management Authority, a Scientific Authority, and a fisheries expert; two representatives from FAO; a representative from WCO; and two representatives of NGOs or IGOs with CITES and fisheries expertise;
c) through its clearing-house mechanism, decide on the appropriate way to handle the logistics, agenda and reporting for the workshop and set timelines for the work to be done;
d) ask the Secretariat to provide the report and recommendations from the workshop to the Parties through a notification and to FAO for consideration and comment; and
e) consider the comments received on the workshop report from the Parties and FAO, and ask the Secretariat to prepare a discussion paper and draft resolution for consideration by the Standing Committee before submitting the draft resolution for consideration at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
Directed to the Secretariat
The Secretariat shall:
a) as a matter of high priority, assist in obtaining funds from interested Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and other funding sources to support a workshop on introduction from the sea under the terms of reference set out in Decision 13.18;
b) assist the Standing Committee in preparing for the workshop; and
c) welcome the consultations convened by FAO and approach the FAO Secretariat concerning further collaboration on introduction from the sea.
1 FAO Fisheries Report No. 741: Report of the expert consultation on implementation issues associated with listing commercially-exploited aquatic species on CITES Appendices, and FAO Fisheries Report No. 746: Report of the expert consultation on legal issues related to CITES and commercially-exploited aquatic species.
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