1. This Expert Consultation was held in response to the
agreement by the Twenty-fifth Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI)
that an Expert Consultation should be convened to address the following issues,
related to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild
Fauna and Flora (CITES):
- CITES Article II Fundamental Principles, Paragraph 2(b), the look-alike
- Annex 3 of CITES Resolution Conf. 9.24 Criteria for Amendment of Appendices
I and II, which deals with split-listing; and aquaculture issues as a group,
noting the inter-relationships in these topics.
- Administrative and monitoring implications of listing and down-listing,
including the implications of Annex 4 of Res. Conf. 9.24 for this. It was
agreed that this should also include an analysis of the socio-economic impact
of listing of sturgeon, queen conch and a number of hypothetical listing proposals.
It was suggested that participants to this consultation include those with
direct experience in implementation of CITES regulations for such cases.