(Agenda item 2)
4. Mr David Ardill (IOTC) was unanimously elected Chairperson and Mr Hans Lassen (ICES) was unanimously elected Vice-Chairperson for the Twentieth Session of CWP and for the following intersessional period. Mr Ardill thanked Mr Tim Lawson and Mr David Cross for their contributions as Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, respectively, of the Nineteenth Session and intersessional period, and this was endorsed by the participants.
5. Mr David Evans was appointed as principal rapporteur, with various participants contributing drafts for individual agenda items.