CITES Workshop on Introduction from the Sea Issues

30 November – 2 December 2005, Geneva (Switzerland)

Agenda

Day One
1 09h00:  Arrival and registration
2 10h00:  Welcome by CITES Secretariat
3 Introduction of participants
4 Nomination of Vice Chairman
5 Adoption of the agenda
6 Presentation of first background paper (CITES Secretariat)
7 Presentation of second background paper (FAO)
8. Presentation of third background paper (a Regional Fisheries Management Organization)
9 Discussion of the definition of “in the marine environment not under the jurisdiction of any State” (Article I, paragraph e), taking into account the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the UN Fish Stocks Agreement
10 Conclusions and recommendation of the discussion on the definition of “in the marine environment not under the jurisdiction of any State”
Day Two
11 09h00: Discussion of the definition of the term “introduction” (Articles I, III, and IV), the utility of flag State competence in some cases and flag State responsibility in general
12 Conclusions and recommendation of the discussion on the definition of the term “introduction”, the utility of flag State competence in some cases and flag State responsibility in general
13 Roundtable discussion on some implementation issues

a) Types of information needed for documentation
b) Facilitation of international cooperation for non-detriment findings
c) Capacity building for developing countries
Day Three
14 09h00: Continue roundtable discussion
15 Conclusions and recommendations from roundtable discussion
16 Discussion and finalization of draft report
17 Adoption of draft report

 

Relevant documents

CITES documents
CoP11: Doc. 11.18 – Interpretation and implementation of Article III, paragraph 5, Article IV, paragraphs 6 and 7 and Article XIV, paragraphs 4, 5 and 6, relating to introduction from the sea;
Com.II. 11.2
; Com.II. 11.4; Com.II. 11.11; Plen.11.5
CoP13: Dec. 13.18 and Dec. 13.19 – Introduction from the sea;
Doc. 41 – Introduction from the sea: interpretation and implementation of Article I, Article III, paragraph 5, and Article IV, paragraphs 6 and 7 [United States of America];
Inf. 62
- Draft dicision prepared by the United States of America on the basis of document CoP13 Doc. 41;
Com.II.15; Com.II. Rep.10 (Rev.1); Com.II.Rep.14 (Rev.1); Plen.4 (Rev.1)
SC53: Doc.15 – – Introduction from the sea;
Inf. 6 – Recommendation from the clearing house on the logistics and agenda of workshop on Introduction from the sea;
Sum.3 (Rev.1)
FAO documents
FAO Fisheries Report No. 741: Report of the expert consultation on implementation issues associated with listing commercially-exploited aquatic species on CITES Appendices

Background papers:

FAO Fisheries Report No. 746: Report of the expert consultation on legal issues related to CITES and commercially-exploited aquatic species

Background papers:

Other documents
Global Overview of Straddling and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks
UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (you can also download the text of the convention here in pdf format)
UN Fish Stocks Agreement

List of participants