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Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Directed to the range States of Strombus gigas

 

16.144 Range States of S. gigas should collaborate in exploring ways to enhance the traceability of specimens in international trade, including, but not limited to, catch certificates, labelling systems and the application of genetic techniques..

 

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Directed to the range States of Strombus gigas

 

16.143 Range States of S. gigas should:
  a)  in coordination with the Working Group on Queen Conch mentioned in Decision 16.141, develop conversion factors at different levels of processing of S. gigas for standardization of data and reporting instruments on the catch and trade in meat and other products;
  b)  adopt these conversion factors by the end of 2015 and report them to all range States of S. gigas, FAO and the CITES Secretariat; and
  c)  by the end of 2016, apply the agreed conversion factors in their S. gigas fishery management and national, regional and international reporting, and include the degree of processing of S. gigas products in the description field of the export permit.

 

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Directed to the range States of Strombus gigas

 

16.142 Range States are encouraged to participate in the development of national, subregional and regional plans for the management and conservation of S. gigas and to share information and collaborate on:
  a)  best practices and guidance for the making of non-detriment findings for trade in S. gigas in compliance with Article IV of the Convention;
  b)  relevant national, subregional and regional legislation; and
  c)  enforcement issues, including illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU).

 

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

 

Directed to the range States of Strombus gigas
16.141 Range States of Strombus gigas are encouraged to adopt and, where applicable, move towards implementation of the recommendations made by the Queen Conch Expert Workshop (Miami, United States of America, 22-24 May 2012), as reviewed, amended and validated by the Working Group on Queen Conch of the Caribbean Fisheries Management Council (CFMC), the Organización del Sector Pesquero y Acuícola del Istmo Centroamericano (OSPESCA, Organization for the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector of the Central American Isthmus, the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), and expressed in the Declaration of Panama City (25 October 2012).

 

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

 

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.

 

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

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.

 

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

 

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.

 

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

 

Directed to the Standing Committee
16.138 The Standing Committee shall review the study undertaken in accordance with Decision 16.136 and the recommendations that the Animals Committee formulated in compliance with Decision 16.137, and make its own recommendations, as appropriate, for communication to Parties concerned or for consideration at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

 

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

 

Directed to the Animals Committee
16.137 The Animals Committee shall assist the Secretariat in determining the specifications for the study referred to in Decision 16.136 and monitoring its conduct. It shall review the report of the study at its 27th or 28th meeting, and make recommendations as appropriate for consideration by the Standing Committee.

 

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

 

Directed to the Secretariat
16.136 The Secretariat shall:
  a)  subject to external funding and in consultation with the Animals Committee, organize a study to:
  i)  provide an overview of molecular, DNA-based and other forensic methods that could assist in identifying the species and populations of Acipenseriformes specimens in trade, determining the origin or age of specimens, and differentiating wild from captive-bred or aquacultured specimens;
  ii)  review relevant developments in this area, including the availability and reliability of uniform identification systems;
  iii)  evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods (including practicality, costs, time-efficiency, reliability, technical requirements, etc.); and
  iv)  formulate relevant guidance for CITES Parties, enforcement agencies, the private sector and other stakeholders;
  b)  ensure consultation with Parties that authorize trade in specimens of sturgeons and paddlefish, appropriate experts, institutions and organizations, and the private sector in the conduct of the study;
  c)  make the results of the study available to the Animals Committee at its 27th or 28th meeting for its consideration; and
  d)  disseminate the recommendations formulated by the Standing Committee pursuant to Decision 16.138 in a Notification to the Parties.

 

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