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.
Representatives from 16 CCAMLR Members and three observer organisations met in Santiago, Chile, from 5 to 8 May 2015 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the signing of the CAMLR Convention in Canberra, Australia. This Symposium was co-hosted by Australia, Chile and the USA.
CCAMLR Secretariat staff were recently provided with an opportunity to tour the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer on the invitation of the vessel’s crew and researchers.
CCAMLR’s Subgroup on Acoustic Survey and Analysis Methods (SG-ASAM) met in Busan, Republic of Korea, 9 to 13 March 2015.
The Subgroup continued its work on the development of methods for fishing vessels to collect acoustic data to provide qualitative and quantifiable information on the distribution and relative abundance of Antarctic krill.
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Interpreting and Translation Masters student, Chirata Thomsen, recently completed a two-week internship at the CCAMLR Secretariat in Hobart.