For the first time in 80 years, a British Navy ship, the HMS Protector will patrol the Ross Sea, setting out to target toothfish poachers. The ship stopped in Hobart on its way to Antarctica.
Since South Africa annexed the Prince Edward Islands in 1948, South African researchers have been making regular expeditions to the Antarctic Continent, the Prince Edward Islands and Gough Island, as well as elsewhere in the Southern Ocean.
The CCAMLR Science Manager, Dr Keith Reid, and Scientific Observer Scheme Coordinator, Isaac Forster, recently attended the Korean CCAMLR industry and observer briefing workshop (23 and 24 November 2015), held in Busan, Republic of Korea, at the invitation of the Korean Government.
CCAMLR has created a wall calendar for the 2015/16 fishing season and through to the end of 2016.
Each month features a beautiful Antarctic image by photographers John Weller, Karl-Hermann Kock, Volker Siegel, Eyal Kaplan, Clifford Hoang and Nicolas Gasco.
After four weeks, the 34th annual Meetings of CCAMLR in Hobart have come to a close. Beginning with the working group on Fish Stock Assessment, moving on to the Scientific Committee and concluding with the Meeting of the Commission, delegates have worked their way through an exhaustive agenda.
Highlights of this year's meetings include:
The Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, has opened the thirty-fourth meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
The CCAMLR Scientific Observer Scheme Coordinator, Isaac Forster, recently attended the Korean national observer training workshop in Busan, Republic of Korea, at the invitation of the Korean National Fisheries Research Development Institute.
The July 2015 meeting of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (WG-EMM) in Warsaw, Poland, demonstrated that CCAMLR has come a long way when it comes to broad participation.
CCAMLR has a long history of fostering strong links between science and industry and looks forward to the outcomes of the Inaugural Toothfish Industry-Science Workshop that is outlined below.