Special meeting of the Commission in Bremerhaven
In July 2013 CCAMLR will hold a Special Meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany, dedicated to further discussions on marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean. This meeting will be only the second time in CCAMLR’s 32-year history that it has met outside its normal annual meeting.
The Bremerhaven meeting has been convened specifically to continue discussions on two proposals for the establishment of MPAs in the Convention Area. One proposal has been submitted by New Zealand and the United States (the Ross Sea region MPA proposal). The second proposal has been submitted by Australia, France and the European Union (the East Antarctica MPA proposal).
Media are invited to attend the official opening of the Commission meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany, on Monday 15 July. Please email Jessica Nilsson to register and to receive further details.
See here for CCAMLR - background information.