CCAMLR contributes to global food security through its efforts to conserve Antarctic marine living resources.
Since its establishment in 1982, CCAMLR Members have achieved this through the conduct of long-term research and integrated actions associated with:
- the acquisition of operational-level fishery data
- fishery-independent observation
- the collection and analysis of biological and environmental data
along with other information that supports the organisation’s efforts to ensure that the best available science supports decision-making.
Management responses, based on precaution and an ecosystems approach, include:
- catch limits (for target species and by-catch)
- by-catch mitigation practices
- temporal and spatial closures
- prohibited fishing gears
- sustained efforts over more than 15 years to combat Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.