Report of the Standing Working Group on Bycatch
Submitted by the Chair of the Standing Working Group on Bycatch and the Bycatch Coordinator
The Conservation Committee is invited to:
i) Note and provide comments on the update from the Standing Working Group on Bycatch on the Bycatch Mitigation Initiative during 2018-2020 (this document)
ii) Endorse the proposed four-year costed workplan (2021-2024) for the Bycatch Mitigation Initiative (CC/68A/06.1.2) and the associated budget and discuss the role of the CC in delivering the workplan
iii) Note the recommendations from the SC on the Bycatch Mitigation Initiative (IWC/68/Rep01rev1)
iv) Endorse the recommendations in the Report of the IWC Workshop on Bycatch Mitigation Opportunities in the Western Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea (CC/68A/REP/BMI/01) and discuss the role of the CC in implementation,
v) Endorse the recommendations in the Review of Regional Fisheries Management Organization Efforts in Addressing Cetacean Bycatch: Report to the International Whaling Commission (CC/68A/06.4.2/01) and discuss the role of the CC in delivering these recommendations.