Geneva, 24 June 2002
Control of operations that breed Appendix-I species
in captivity for commercial purposes
1. The Management Authority of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has provided information to the Secretariat to register a captive-breeding operation of a species that is not yet included in the Secretariat's Register. The application meets the requirements for registration as laid out in Annex 1 of Resolution Conf. 11.14. The operation under consideration is the following:
Cayman Turtle Farm (1983) Ltd. Owner: The Cayman Islands Government Name and address
of the manager:
Mr Kenneth Hydes
P.O. Box 645GT
Cayman Islands, British West Indies
Tel.: +1 (345) 949 38 94 (ext. 229)
Fax: +1 (345) 949 13 87
Species bred: Chelonia mydas.
2. In accordance with the provisions of Resolution Conf. 11.14, Annex 2, paragraphs 1 b) and 2, the Secretariat hereby notifies all Parties of the application of the registration, and shall provide full information on the operation referred to in paragraph 1 above to any Party that requests it (also available on-line). The Secretariat will concurrently refer this application to members of the Animals Committee and, if necessary, to appropriate experts for advice on its suitability.
3. In accordance with the provisions of Resolution Conf. 11.14, Annex 2, paragraphs 3, 4 and 5, the operation will be included in the Secretariat’s Register 90 days after the date of this Notification unless the Secretariat receives an objection from a Party and such objection is not withdrawn within this time. In this case the Secretariat shall facilitate a dialogue between the Management Authority of the Party submitting the application and any Party that objects to the registration, or a Party, member of the Animals Committee or expert that expresses concern about the application, and allow a further 60 days for resolution of the identified problem(s). If the objection is not withdrawn or the identified problem(s) not resolved, the application shall be postponed until it is decided by a two-thirds majority vote at the following meeting of the Conference of the Parties, or by postal procedures equivalent to those set out in Article XV of the Convention.
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