The Secretariat welcomes Mingyun Qie to the International Professional role of Software Developer at CCAMLR. Mingyun has many years of experience working in China as a software developer and has been living and working here in Tasmania since 2020.
From 6 to 10 March 2023, the CCAMLR Secretariat will be supporting the 10th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference (IFOMC), the premier international conference series for promoting effective fishery monitoring programs throughout the world.
The Australian Antarctic Festival was hosted in Hobart, Tasmania, from 24 to 28 August 2022. This is the only event of its kind in Australia and is held biennially to celebrate the city’s position as a major Antarctic gateway city.
At the end of July the Secretariat said farewell to Finance Officer Christina (Chris to those of us in the office) Macha, so she may hang up her calculator and enjoy a well-earned retirement. Chris has been part of the scenery here for over two decades after initially accepting a temporary position only meant to last for a month!
The Secretariat is pleased to welcome Facundo Alvarez to the role of Spanish Translator. Facundo was the best graduate when he finished his bachelor's degree in translation. Facundo has over six years experience in translation and has worked with several international organisations during his career. This is Facundo's first time in Australia, coming from Argentina to join us here in Hobart.
Four leading Antarctic organisations have announced opportunities for early-career professionals.
In recognition of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Declaration of 5 June as the International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, CCAMLR joins the global fisheries community in drawing attention to the threats posed by IUU fishing activities.
Mitchell John comes to the Secretariat in the role of Technical Business Analyst and will be assisting the Web Project Officer contributing to the successful website redevelopment project. Mitchell holds a master's degree in business analytics from Deakin University and a bachelor's degree in engineering with a major in electronics and telecommunication.
Anar Umerkhanova has just started with the Secretariat joining the Russian translation team. Anar is an experienced translator holding a bachelor's degree in interpreting and translation (Russian/English). She has also recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development while working in various fields with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
7 April 2022 will be the 40th anniversary of the CAMLR Convention coming into force. This is a significant milestone for CCAMLR, and some of the many successes for the organisation are presented in a series of blogs that were released prior to the 40th meeting of the Commission in 2021.