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Montevideo, November 17th 2018 - 03:21 UTC

Tag: Claire Christian

  • Monday, November 5th 2018 - 08:22 UTC

    CCAMLR fails to protect Southern Ocean

    Conservation is the principal objective of CCAMLR, ”yet it has consistently failed to fulfill its commitment to the protection of Antarctic marine living resources.”

    The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has again failed to take action to protect the Southern Ocean, with no progress made on the critical issues of marine protected areas, climate change, and transshipment.

  • Saturday, October 31st 2015 - 06:08 UTC

    Frustration with CCAMLR meeting: no advance on conservation proposals

    ”CCAMLR failed to pass a single important measure to enhance conservation – its primary responsibility,” said Mark Epstein from ASOC

    The 34th meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Marine Living Resources closed Friday in Hobart, Tasmania with the unexpected emergence of China as a supporter for a revised Ross Sea MPA. The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) described the Commission’s slow progress to live up to its conservation responsibilities as “challenging”.

  • Friday, May 9th 2014 - 06:13 UTC

    Strong commitment to support Marine Protected Areas in Southern Ocean

    The Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting delegates in Brasilia also backed the IMO 'polar code' draft

    The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) joined member states of the Antarctic Treaty, along with observer and expert organizations, in Brasilia this week to discuss measures for the protection of the Antarctic environment.