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Resolution 2000-3

Type du document
Resolution
Numéro de référence
2000-3
Date
Jul 3, 2000
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Statut
Adopté
Sujet
Espèces sauvages et écosystèmes, Mer
Traité
Convention internationale pour la réglementation de la chasse à la baleine (Déc 2, 1946)
Réunion
52nd Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC52)
Site web
crm.iwc.int
Résumé

IWC Resolution 2000-3
Resolution on the Revised Management Scheme
WHEREAS the concept of the Revised Management Scheme and its main elements were identified by the
Commission in a Resolution adopted by the Commission in 1992 (RIWC 43:40);

WHEREAS the structure of the RMS was specified in Commission Resolution 1994-5 (RIWC 45:43-44);
WHEREAS the Commission identified in Resolution 1996-6 the three remaining elements of the RMS still to be
completed, namely:

(i) an effective observation and inspection scheme;
(ii) arrangements to ensure that total catches over time are within the limits set under the Revised Management
Scheme;

(iii) incorporation into the Schedule the specification of the Revised Management Procedure and all other
elements of the Revised Management Scheme.

WHEREAS the Working Group on the RMS has prepared a draft text (IWC/52/14 Appendix 4), which is not yet
finalized, for a revision of Chapter V of the Schedule (“Supervision and Control”);

WHEREAS the Scientific Committee has provided, and the Working Group on the RMS has amended, a
recommendation for arrangements on total catches over time;

WHEREAS the process of development of the RMS has already taken several years;
NOW THEREFORE THE COMMISSION:
CONSIDERS that it is important for the future of the Commission that the process of completion of the RMS
proceed expeditiously;

REAFFIRMS that the Revised Management Scheme shall be structured as agreed in Resolution 1994-5, and
shall include, but not be limited to, the elements identified in the 1992 and subsequent Resolutions of the
Commission on the RMS;

INSTRUCTS the Secretary, in consultation with the Chairman, and taking such independent legal advice as is
necessary, to prepare a draft for a Schedule amendment that would incorporate the structure and elements of the
RMS, including the RMP, into the Schedule;

FURTHER INSTRUCTS the Secretary to circulate the draft text to Commissioners and Contracting
Governments for consideration and comment before the 30 November 2000;
AGREES to re-convene the Working Group on the RMS before the end of February 2001 for the purposes of:
making further progress on the draft text in IWC/52/14 Appendix 4 for a revision of Chapter V of the Schedule;
(ii) developing a text, based on the draft to be prepared by the Secretary, for the incorporation of the structure
and elements of the RMS, including the RMP, into the Schedule;

FURTHER INSTRUCTS the Secretary to circulate the report from the above meeting and the resulting
suggested Schedule texts to Commissioners and Contracting Governments for consideration and comment at
least 60 days before the 53
rd annual meeting;
NOTES that this Resolution cannot and does not commit the Commission to amend the Schedule now or at any
future time;

CONFIRMS that this Resolution does not prejudge the positions of Contracting Governments with respect to the
status of paragraphs 10(d) and 10(e) of the Schedule.