This week the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) appointed Dr David Agnew as its new Executive Secretary as of April 2018.
The Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, will today open the thirty-sixth annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
CCAMLR congratulates recipients of this year's Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) grants.
Projects which have been awarded funding in the third call for research proposals will be presented by AWR to delegates at this year's CCAMLR Commission and Scientific Committee Meetings.
On 12 July this year, one of the largest icebergs ever recorded broke free from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in West Antarctica. The iceberg, known as A68, is starting to move north and will leave behind a 5 818 km2 area of seabed exposed to open marine conditions.
CCAMLR has identified, through Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS) and global trade data, that several South East Asian States trade in toothfish. Through the non-Contracting Party (NCP) Engagement Strategy, CCAMLR seeks the cooperation of these States in the voluntary implementation of the CDS.
This year CCAMLR will contribute two events to Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, National Science Week. Featuring more than 1 000 events around the country, the festival runs each August.
Argentina hosted the 2017 meeting of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (WG-EMM) at the Palacio San Martín, Buenos Aires. The meeting took place from 10 to 14 July and 54 participants from 18 Members participated.
Over 30 participants, representing 13 CCAMLR Members, participated in the first Scheme of International Scientific Observation (SISO) Workshop, held at the Palacio San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina from 3 to 7 July.
CCAMLR has been presented with the 2016–2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Margarita Lizárraga Medal Award for serving with distinction in the application of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (the Code).
The 2017 meeting of the Subgroup on Acoustic Survey and Analysis Methods (SG‑ASAM) was held at the Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNML), Qingdao, China, from 15 to 19 May 2017.