16.139, 15.87 (Rev. CoP16) & 16.140 Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)


Directed to the Standing Committee
15.87 (Rev. CoP16) The Standing Committee shall:
a)  review the actions taken by relevant Parties to implement the Appendix-II listing of the humphead wrasse;
  b)  consider whether it is necessary to ask range States and importing States to provide further information on their actions taken to ensure the effective implementation of the Convention regarding trade in this species;
  c)  develop, as appropriate, recommendations for improving the regulation of international trade in the humphead wrasse, and the enforcement of controls, to ensure the effectiveness of the Appendix-II listing of the species; and
  d)  report its conclusions and recommendations for any appropriate follow-up actions at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.



Directed to Parties
16.139 To implement effectively the Appendix-II listing of the humphead wrasse, Parties should:
  a)  use existing documents listed in paragraph 13 of document CoP16 Doc. 62 (Rev. 1) in their implementation of the Appendix-II listing of the humphead wrasse; and
  b)  investigate reported violations of the Convention and of related national laws in relation to trade in the humphead wrasse, and take appropriate enforcement actions in accordance with their national legislation; and
  In addition, range States and importing Parties should strengthen bilateral and regional cooperation, including intelligence exchange and enforcement actions.



Directed to the IUCN
16.140 The IUCN Groupers and Wrasses Specialist Group continue its support to Parties in achieving sustainable fishing of the humphead wrasse and in making non-detriment findings in compliance with CITES.