The Commission and the Scientific Committee cooperate with intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations for mutual benefit. Cooperation may be informal or, as appropriate, by formal agreement.
Each year non-Contracting Parties possibly involved in the landing and/or trade of toothfish are invited to cooperate with CCAMLR through voluntarily implementing the Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS). Non-Contracting Parties voluntarily participating in CCAMLR's CDS include:
- Republic of Seychelles
The Commission and the Scientific Committee cooperate with the following intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, including through participation, as observers, in each others' meetings:
- Agreement for the Conservation of Albatross and Petrels (ACAP)
- Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT)
- Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP)
- Convention for the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
- Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS)
- United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
- Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)
- Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)
- Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
- International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
- International Whaling Commission (IWC)
- Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
- Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)
- South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO)
- Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC)
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
- Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).
The Commission also cooperates with the:
- Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)
- Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (ARK)
- Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators (COLTO).
The Secretariat has established a collaborative arrangement with the University of Tasmania, as a member of the International Antarctic Institute (IAI), and ACAP to support students and early career professionals’ work on Antarctic and Southern Ocean initiatives.