A toothfish tag has made its way back to CCAMLR in a very unusual way. The tag in question, A289770, which was released on a Patagonian toothfish in December 2015 around Prince Edward and Marion Islands, has managed to find its way over 6 700 km to the Western Australian coastline.
At CCAMLR-XXXVII, the CCAMLR community recognised Ecuador as a Non-Contracting Party (NCP) cooperating with CCAMLR though participation in the CDS.
At the 2018 Commission meeting, Spain was elected to the position of Chair for the 2019 and 2020 meetings. In accepting the appointment, Spain advised that Mr Fernando Curcio, the current Ambassador of Spain in New Zealand, would assume this role.
In a ceremony at the 7th meeting of the SPRFMO Commission in Wellington, New Zealand, an extension to the arrangement between CCAMLR and SPRFMO has been signed by the Commission Chair, Ambassador Fernando Curcio and the SPRFMO Chair, Mr Osvaldo Urrutia.
The arrangement solidifies the collaboration between CCAMLR and SPRFMO through the sharing of relevant data.
In February Dane Cavanagh and his assistance dog Tily started at the Secretariat. Dane is taking up the position of Web Project Officer.
This month we are welcoming Ms Angie McMahon to the newly created position of Human Resources Officer.
Ms McMahon has formal qualifications in human resources and a background in its management in the hospitality industry. She has worked across the full spectrum of human resources from operational issues through to policy development.
The CCAMLR Secretariat will be closed from midday Friday 21 December 2018 until Tuesday 1 January 2019. The office will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
We wish everyone an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas period.
At its recent meeting, the Scientific Committee agreed that, as the CCAMLR Scientific Scholarships Scheme was such a successful way of developing capacity in the working groups and in the Scientific Committee, there would an additional call for scholarship applications with a deadline for applications by 29 March 2019.
Today sees the close of the Thirty-seventh Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart, Australia.