Hobart’s annual gathering of international Antarctic scientists and policy makers is under way. Twenty-five flags flying outside the offices of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Macquarie Street mark the arrival of 25 delegations from around the world.
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The IUU-listed vessel FV Snake has become the object of cooperative action by INTERPOL and Norway. INTERPOL has issued its first Purple Notice for a vessel engaged in illegal fishing activities. INTERPOL’s notices are international requests for cooperation or alerts allowing police in member countries to share crime-related information.
At the Special Meeting of the Commission held in Bremerhaven, Germany, on 15 and 16 July 2013, two marine protected area (MPA) proposals were submitted to the Commission by CCAMLR Members: one for the Ross Sea Region by New Zealand and the United States, and one for the establishment of a representative system of MPAs in East Antarctica by Australia, France and the European Union.
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.
With the entry into force of its accession, today, 19 April 2013, Panama became the thirty sixth party to formally agree to be bound by the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CAMLR Convention). It joins 24 States and the European Union that are Members of the Commission and 10 other States that have acceded to the Convention.
The Norwegian krill fishing vessel Juvel saved all 97 crew members who were on board the Chinese factory fishing ship Kai Xin which caught fire last Wednesday, 17 April. At the time, the Kai Xin was 55 kilometres from Chile’s Bernardo O’Higgins research station off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Three leading Antarctic organisations provide opportunities for early career researchers. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) are working together to attract talented early career researchers, scientists, engineers and other
The Commission’s new Chairman, Mr Leszek Dybiec from Poland, visited the CCAMLR Secretariat for several days in early February.