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Tag: Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC

  • Saturday, May 16th 2015 - 08:13 UTC

    Polar Code does not adequately protect Antarctic environment from shipping, says ASOC

    ASOC believes that an effective Polar Code should require vessels sailing in Antarctic waters to completely stop discharging raw sewage.

    The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition voiced its disappointment over the lack of any significant new provisions in Part II of the Polar Code that would adequately protect the Antarctic environment from shipping. The London-based UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday adopted Part II of the Polar Code concerning pollution prevention.

  • Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 04:22 UTC

    Creation of Antarctica marine protected areas blocked by China and Russia

    “Appalling attitude” from China and Russia ignoring majority of CCAMLR, said Mark Epstein, from Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC).

    The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has again failed to agree to protect key areas in the Ross Sea and East Antarctica at its annual meeting in Hobart due to blocking by China and Russia. The partners of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) said that this failure to reach consensus for the fourth time calls into question CCAMLR’s ability to deliver on its conservation commitments.