IWC 2000: Copy of Draft Agenda (fwd)

From: Mike Williamson (pita@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Tue May 16 2000 - 09:51:31 EDT


DRAFT AGENDA

52nd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION
3-6 July 2000, Adelaide, Australia

1. ADDRESS OF WELCOME

2. OPENING STATEMENTS
        (Papers IWC/52/OS)

3. ARRANGEMENTS OF AGENDA

4. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

5. SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS AND SMALL-TYPE WHALING
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraph 5)
                5.1 Action arising
                    (Any provisions adopted may require amendment of the
Schedule)

6. WHALE WATCHING
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraph 6)
                6.1 Report of the Scientific Committee
                6.2 Action arising

7. SANCTUARIES
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraph 7)
                7.1 Southern Ocean Sanctuary
                        7.1.1 Report of the Scientific Committee
                7.2 South Atlantic Sanctuary
                        7.2.1 Report of the Scientific Committee
                7.3 South Pacific Sanctuary
                        7.3.1 Report of the Scientific Committee
                7.4 Action arising
                        7.4.1 Recommendations from the Scientific Committee
                        7.4.2 Other
                               (Any provisions adopted may require
amendment of the schedule)

8. WHALE KILLING METHODS AND ACCOCIATED WELFARE ISSUES
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, paragraph 9 and Appendicies
1 and 2)
                8.1 Report of the Working Group on Whale Killing Methods
and Associated Welfare Issues
                    (Paper IWC/52/12)
                        8.1.1 Information on improving the humaneness of
aboriginal subsistance whaling
                        8.1.2 data on whales killed
                8.2 Other Matters
                8.3 Action arising
                    (Any provisions adopted may require amendment of the
Schedule)

9. INFRACTIONS, 1999 SEASON
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraph 10)
                9.1 Report of Infractions Sub-committee
                    (Paper IWC/52/6)
                         9.1.1 Infractions reports from Contracting Governments
                                (Paper IWC/52/6)
                         9.1.2 Reports from Contracting Governments on
availability, sources and trade in whale products
                         9.1.3 Other Matters
                9.2 Action arising
                        9.2.1 Recommendations from the Infractions
Sub-committee
                        9.2.2 Other

10. ABORIGINAL SUBSISTANCE WHALING
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraph 11)
                10.1 Aboriginal subsistance whaling scheme
                        10.1.1 Report of Aboriginal Subsistance Whaling
Sub-committee
                                 (Paper IWC/52/13)
                                   10.1.2 Future work
                        10.1.3 Action arising
                                10.1.3.1 Recommendations from the
Aboriginal Subsistance Whaling Sub-committee
                                10.1.3.2 Other
                                            (Changes to the management
procedure or other regulations may require amendment of the Schedule
including paragraphs 12, 13 and Table 1)
                10.2 Review of aboriginal subsistance whaling catch limits
                        10.2.1 Report of Aboriginal Subsistance Whaling
Sub-committee
                                 (Paper IWC/52/13)
                                10.2.1.1 Bering-Chukchi-Beauford Seas stock
of Bowhead whales
                                10.2.1.2 North Pacific Eastern stock of
Gray whales
                                10.2.1.3 North Atlantic West Greenland
stock of Minke whales
                                10.2.1.4 North Atlantic Humpback whales
                        10.2.2 Action arising
                                10.2.2.1 Recommendations from the
Aboriginal Subsistance Whaling Sub-committee
                                10.2.2.2 Other
                                            (Changes to the catch limits or
other regulations may require amendment of the Schedule including
paragraphs 12, 13 and Table 1)
                10.3 Catches by non-member nations
                        10.3.1 Report of Aboriginal Subsistance Whaling
Sub-committee
                                             (Paper IWC/52/13)
                        10.3.2 Action arising
                                10.3.2.1 Recommendations from the
Aboriginal Subsistance Whaling Sub-committee
                                10.3.2.2 Other

11. COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF WHALE STOCKS
            (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraph 12)
                11.1 Revised Management Procedure
                                  11.1.1 Report of the Scientific Committee
                                         (Paper IWC/52/4)
                                           11.1.1.1 CLA program revision and
tuning
                                             11.1.1.2 Abundance estimation
                                11.1.1.3 North Pacific Minke whale trials
                                             11.1.1.4 North Pacific Bryde's
whales trials
                                  11.1.2 Action arising
                                             11.1.2.1 Recommendations from the
Scientific Committee
                                11.1.2.2 Other
                                           (Changes to the management
procedure, classification and catch limits of stocks, areas or sub-areas
may require amendment of the Schedule including paragraphs 9. 10. 11, 12
and Tables 1,2 and 3)
                11.2 Whale Stocks
                        11.2.1 Report of the Scientific Committee
                                 (Paper IWC/52/4)
                                11.2.1.1 Southern Hemisphere Minke whales
                                11.2.1.2 Southern Hemisphere Humpback whales
                                11.2.1.3 Western North Atlantic Right whales
                                11.2.1.4 Southern Hemisphere Blue whales
                                11.2.1.5 Other small stocks
                        11.2.2 Action arising
                                11.2.2.1 Recommendations from the
Scientific Committee
                                11.2.2.2 Other

12. REVISED MANAGEMENT SCHEME
              (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraph 13)
                12.1 Report of the Working Group on the Revised Management
Scheme
                      (Paper IWC/52/14)
                        12.1.1 Inspection and observation schemes
                        12.1.2 Total catches over time
                        12.1.3 DNA identification and tracking
                        12.1.4 Other matters
                        12.1.5 Schedule amendments
                12.2 Action arising
                        12.2.1 Recommendations from the Working Group
                        12.2.2 Other
                                 (Incorporation of the Revised Management
Procedure and the Revised Management Scheme, and changes to the data
requirements, survey guidelines and observer schemes may require amendments
of the Schedule, including Paragraph 10 and Chapters V and VI)

13. SCIENTIFIC PERMITS
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraph 14 and Appendices
3 and 4)
                13.1 Report of the Scientific Committee
                      (Paper IWC/52/4)
                        13.1.1 Southern Hemisphere Minke whales
                        13.1.2 North Pacific Minke whales
                13.2 Action arising
                        13.2.1 Recommendations from the Scientific Committee
                        13.2.2 Other

14. ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraphs 15 AND 18, and
Appendices 5 and 6)
                14.1 Report of the Scientific Committee
                      (Paper IWC/52/4)
                        14.1.1 Pollution 2000+ programme
                        14.1.2 SOWER 2000 programmes
                        14.1.3 Arctic matters
                14.2 Reports from Contracting Governments
                14.3 Health effects
                14.4 Action arising
                        14.4.1 Recommendations from the Scientific Committee
                        14.4.2 Other

15. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraphs 16 and Appendix 6)
                15.1 Report of the Scientific Committee
                      (Paper IWC/52/4)
                15.2 Action arising

16. CO-OPERATION WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraphs 17 and Appendix 7)
        (Paper IWC/52/4)
                16.1 CITES
                16.2 CMS
                        16.2.1 ASCOBANS
                        16.2.2 ACCOBAMS
                16.3 CCAMLR
                16.4 FAO
                16.5 GLOBEC
                16.6 ICES
                16.7 IATTC
                16.8 ICCAT
                16.9 NAMMCO
                16.10 Other
                16.11 Actions arising

17. ADOPTION OF REPORT OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraphs 18 and
Appendices 8, 9 and 10)
        (Paper IWC/52/4)
                17.1 Future Work Plan
                17.2 Small Cetaceans
                        17.2.1 Small Cetacean topics for consideration by
the Scientific Committee in 2001, 2002 and 2003
                17.3 Other
                17.4 Actions arising

18. THE FUTURE OF THE IWC
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraph 20)

19. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND BUDGET ESTIMATES
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraph 21)
                19.1 Report of Budgetary Sub-committee
                        19.1.1 Review of provisional financial statement,
1999/2000
                                 (Paper IWC/52/8)
                        19.1.2 Consideration of estimated basic budgets,
2000/2001 and 2001/2002
                                 (Paper IWC/52/8)
                        19.1.3 Scientific programme
                                 (See also Item 15 and Paper IWC/52/4)
                19.2 Report of Contributions Sub-committee
                        19.2.1 Method of assessing member contributions
                        19.2.2 Assessment of contributions from Contracting
Governments
                19.3 Action arising

20. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS
                20.1 Guidlines for opening statements from observers
                      (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraph 22.3)
                20.2 Communications
                        20.2.1 General
                                 (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting,
Paragraph 22.4.1)
                                20.2.2 Between the Scientific Committee and
the Commission
                                         (Chairman's Report of the 51st
Meeting, Paragraph 22.4.2)
                20.3 Annual Meeting arrangements
                      (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraphs
22.5 and 22.7)
                        20.3.1 Need for Annual Meetings
                        20.3.2 Press
                        20.3.3 Verbatim Record
                        20.3.4 Technical Committee
                20.4 Action arising

21. DATE AND PLACE OF ANNUAL MEETINGS
        (Rules and Procedure, Rule B.1; Chairman's Report of the 51st
Meeting, Paragraph 24)
                21.1 53rd Annual Meeting, 2001
                21.2 54th Annual Meeting, 2002

22. ADOPTION OF REPORT OF FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
        (Paper IWC/52/9)

23. ADVISORY COMMITTEE
        (Chairman's Report of the 51st Meeting, Paragraph 26)

24. ANNUAL REPORT 1999-2000
        (Paper IWC/52/11 Draft)

25. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

26. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN

27. APPOINTMENT OF NEW SECRETARY TO THE COMMISSION

28. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Regards,
Graham J. Clarke
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