17.201 to 17.202 and 16.139 (Rev. CoP17) to 16.140 (Rev. CoP17), 15.87 (Rev. CoP17) Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

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15.87 (Rev. CoP17)

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

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 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

16.139 (Rev. CoP17)

Decision directed to: Parties

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.
In addition, range States and importing Parties should strengthen bilateral and regional cooperation, including intelligence exchange and enforcement actions.

16.140 (Rev. CoP17)

Decision directed to: Others

Directed to IUCN The International Union for Conservation of Nature (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.


Decision directed to: Secretariat

Subject to external funds, the Secretariat shall collaborate with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in undertaking an FAO project to support Indonesia in achieving sustainable management of, and trade in humphead wrasse, and shall cooperate with FAO to report on the progress and outcomes of this project to the Standing Committee.


Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall report on the implementation of the decisions on humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) at the 69th or 70th meeting of the Standing Committee.