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.
Emily Grilly, the CCAMLR Secretariat's Scientific Support Officer, has been successful in securing a place in the highly respected National Seafood Industry Leadership Program.
The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) invites applications for funding from scientific researchers who can aid in determining the impact of the krill fishing industry on the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Such research will serve to ensure ecosystem protection, while improving the management basis for the fishery.
After 18 months of development and testing CCAMLR has launched a new web-based electronic CDS (e-CDS) to support the implementation of the CDS. CCAMLR’s CDS tracks toothfish from the point of landing throughout the trade cycle and is a key component of CCAMLR’s fishery monitoring and compliance efforts.
A panel of eight experts has been named to conduct a second Performance Review of CCAMLR. This Review (PR2) will build on the first Performance Review (PR1), conducted in 2008, which resulted in wide-ranging recommendations benefiting the Commission.