Representatives from 16 CCAMLR Members and three observer organisations met in Santiago, Chile, from 5 to 8 May 2015 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the signing of the CAMLR Convention in Canberra, Australia. This Symposium was co-hosted by Australia, Chile and the USA.
CCAMLR Secretariat staff were recently provided with an opportunity to tour the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer on the invitation of the vessel’s crew and researchers.
CCAMLR’s Subgroup on Acoustic Survey and Analysis Methods (SG-ASAM) met in Busan, Republic of Korea, 9 to 13 March 2015.
The Subgroup continued its work on the development of methods for fishing vessels to collect acoustic data to provide qualitative and quantifiable information on the distribution and relative abundance of Antarctic krill.
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Interpreting and Translation Masters student, Chirata Thomsen, recently completed a two-week internship at the CCAMLR Secretariat in Hobart.
A desire to expand her knowledge of Antarctic environmental governance led Jodi Gustafson to an internship on secondment from COMNAP to CCAMLR in October 2014. Interning for Fishery Monitoring and Compliance Manager, Sarah Lenel, during CCAMLR’s FSA, SCIC and Commission meetings, Jodi had the opportunity to witness first-hand the challenges of Southern Ocean fisheries management.
On Thursday, 26 February, Ms Bianca Mattos, an Environmental Analyst with the Brazilian Environment Ministry, paid a courtesy call to the CCAMLR Secretariat.
Ms Mattos was accompanied by Mr Ewan McIvor, a Senior Environmental Policy Adviser with the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). Mr McIvor is also current chair of the Committee for Environmental Protection.
CCAMLR Executive Secretary Andrew Wright travelled to Sydney on Tuesday, 24 February, to participate in a one-day seminar at the Australian National Maritime Museum jointly organised by Australia and Norway titled Partners in Antarctica and for Sustainable Oceans.
CCAMLR Secretariat staff had the pleasure of visiting the Japanese oceanographic and fisheries research vessel, the Umitaka (Sea hawk) Maru when it called into Hobart in early February.
SCAR and COMNAP Antarctic Research Fellowships 2015 and CCAMLR Scientific Scholarships 2015 have just been announced.
CCAMLR has always enjoyed excellent relations with the governors of Tasmania so we were delighted to welcome the new Governor of Tasmania, Professor Kate Warner AM, for her first visit to the Secretariat.