The Third Special Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), which was focused exclusively on the issue of Marine Protected areas, concluded today in Santiago, Chile. The meeting was chaired by Mr Vitalii Tsymbaliuk (Ukraine).
The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gloria de la Fuente, will today open the Third Special Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
With thanks to the financial contribution of China, the CCAMLR Secretariat welcomes Kai Huang (China) and Natalia Perez (USA) as part of the CCAMLR international internship program. Mr Huang and Ms Perez were selected from a competitive pool of applicants for the 2023 program.
Recognising the importance of the CCAMLR electronic Catch Documentation Scheme (e-CDS) to track toothfish trade and combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Convention Area, significant upgrades to the e-CDS are being made in 2023.
The COLTO–CCAMLR Tagging Workshop took place from 14 to 17 March 2023 and included a hands-on practical demonstration on tagging procedures on Patagonian toothfish. Pictured are Steve Parker (Secretariat) and Victor Ngcongo (South Africa) in their personal protection equipment.
On 7 April 2022, CCAMLR celebrated the 40th anniversary of the CAMLR Convention coming into force. To honour this milestone the Secretariat produced a commemorative book in collaboration with Members, Acceding States and Observers.
Yesterday saw the close of the Forty-first Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
The Commission met from 24 October to 4 November 2022. The meeting was attended by CCAMLR Members and Observers. The Commission meeting was chaired by Dr Jakob Granit (Sweden).
Many important issues were discussed. Of particular note:
The Secretariat is pleased to announce that Ecuador became a Member of the Commission on 19 October 2022.
The Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, will today open the forty-first annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).