Article 30 of the Convention provides for a regular review of the effectiveness of the CMMs adopted by the Commission in meeting the objective of the Convention and the consistency of such measures with the principles and approaches in Article 3. Such reviews may include examination of the effectiveness of the provisions of the Convention itself and shall be undertaken at least every five years.
The Convention came into force in August 2012 and the first Commission Meeting was in January 2013. Thus, in accordance with Article 30(1), the first review was due to be initiated in 2017 and presented to the Commission at its meeting in 2018.
In January 2018, at its 6th annual meeting, the SPRFMO Commission adopted Decision 06-2018, which sets out a process to establish a Panel Review, criteria for the review, a timeline for the process, and terms of reference that shall guide the Panel's work.
The Final Report of the Review Panel, with its conclusions and recommendations, is now available.
The responses to the questionnaire, as required by paragraph 15 of Decision 6-2018, will be made available in the restricted area of the website.
As specified in Decision 6-2018, Members and were called to appoint experts to comfort the panel. The Panel is to be composed by four international independent experts, with two being nationals of SPRFMO Members and two being external to SPRFMO.
On 5 June 2018, the Panel composition was finalised as follows:
Nationals of SPRFMO Members
The Review Panel, led by Dr. Penelope Ridings, has made available the first SPRFMO Review Questionnaire, which was circulated to Members, CNCP's and Observers, through G39-2018. Responses to the questionnaire are invited before the 6th July.
The timeline that the SPRFMO Review process is following is the following
|Members to appoint expert candidates, following the criteria set out in Decision 6-2018||28 Feb||Completed|
|Commission Chairperson provides Members with two lists of appointed candidates for selection||15 Mar||Completed|
|Members to submit their votes to the Secretariat: two candidates in each list||14 Apr||Completed|
|Establishment of the Panel upon acceptance by the selected experts.||7 May||Completed|
|The Panel elects a Chairperson: Dr Penelope Ridings||5 Jun||Completed|
|A questionnaire is prepared by the Panel and circulated by the Secretariat to Members, CNCPs, and Observers.||20 Jun||Completed|
|Members, CNCPs, and Observers to fill out and submit their responses to the Secretariat.||6 July||Completed|
|The Panel extends deadline for submissions of responses||20 July||Completed|
|The Review Panel meets in Wellington, NZ.||30 Jul -
|The final report and its conclusions, including recommendations and a table summarising the main findings, are communicated by the Panel Chairperson to SPRFMO Members and CNCPs and to the Chairpersons||4 Dec|| Completed
(1 Dec 2018)
G 06-2018 26 Feb Review Panel Appointments - Decision 06-2018
G 17-2018 16 Mar Performance review panel nominations
G 20-2018 19 Apr Performance review panel -second voting for tied candidates
G 21-2018 23 Apr Update: Performance review panel -second voting for tied candidates
G 22-2018 24 Apr New Update: Performance review panel -second voting for tied candidates
G 25-2018 07 May Composition of the SPRFMO Performance Review Panel
G 32-2018 05 Jun Change in SPRFMO Performance Review planel
G 39-2018 20 Jun SPRFMO Performance Review Questionnaire
G 39a-2018 21 Jun SPRFMO Performance Review Questionnaire_supp
G 48-2018 10 Jul Extension of Deadline for Submission of questionnaire responses