Directed to the Animals Committee
The Animals Committee shall:
a) review the proceedings of the International technical workshop on the conservation of sea cucumbers in the families Holothuriidae and Stichopodidae (March 2004, Kuala Lumpur), as well as those of the forum on Advances in Sea Cucumber Aquaculture and Management (ASCAM) convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (October 2003, Dalian); and
b) prepare, for consideration at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, a discussion paper on the biological and trade status of sea cucumbers in the above families to provide scientific guidance on the actions needed to secure their conservation status.
Directed to the Secretariat
The Secretariat shall assist in obtaining funds to support the preparation of the Animals Committee discussion paper on the biological and trade status of sea cucumbers in the families Holothuriidae and Stichopodidae.
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