18.296 - 18.298 Marine ornamental fishes

Decision directed to:
The Secretariat shall, subject to external funding:
a) convene a technical workshop to consider the conservation priorities and management needs related to the trade in non-CITES listed marine ornamental fishes worldwide with a particular focus on data from importing and exporting countries;
b) invite the Animals Committee, representatives from range States, exporting, and importing countries, fishery stakeholder, industry representatives and relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to participate in this workshop;
c) contract appropriate technical experts to prepare workshop documents on marine ornamental fishes’ biology; conservation status; trade and management; applicable trade regulations; and enforcement, and invite workshop participants to [submit the] contribute relevant information and expertise to the workshop; and
d) submit findings and recommendations of this workshop to the Animals Committee.
Decision directed to:
Animals Committee
The Animals Committee shall consider the results of this workshop and make recommendations to the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
Decision directed to:
Parties, Others
Parties, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, private businesses, and other donors are encouraged to provide funding to the Secretariat for implementing Decision 18.296.