How Successful is CCAMLR in Meeting its Objective in the Southern Ocean?
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources('CCAMLR'�) was praised upon its adoption for being a trailblazing, internationalecosystem-based fishery management regime achieving much over the yearsincluding: the development of a precautionary approach to the establishment ofcatch limits for target species; the development of a management regime forAntarctic krill which takes into account the impact of fishing on dependent species;the establishment of an ecosystem monitoring program; the development of specificpolicies to manage new and exploratory fisheries; the adoption of effective seabirdby-catch mitigation rules and other gear restrictions to minimise the ecosystemimpact of fishing; and the collection of data on by-catch and ecosystem impactsthrough the CCAMLR Scheme of International Observation. (CCAMLR, 1995)While it has achieved much since its formation, the pioneering Commission mustcontinue to develop and seek new means of ensuring compliance by member stateswith CCAMLR's objective in the present day and well into the future.
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