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  • 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”.

  • Thursday, April 30th 2015 - 07:29 UTC

    Beware: China announces plan to seven-fold increase Antarctic krill catches

    “We will increase our investment in the Antarctic area in terms of krill fishing,” said Liu Shenli, from China National Agricultural Development Group

    Conservation groups and scientists worry that China’s push to boost its harvest of krill -- a shrimp-like creature used for aquaculture feed and human supplements -- may leave Antarctica’s whales, seals and penguins struggling to survive. China’s leaders say they want a seven-fold increase in krill production, according to a recent report in the state-owned China Daily newspaper.

  • Friday, October 25th 2013 - 05:59 UTC

    All South Georgia licensed vessels must comply with the Torremolinos Protocol

    This SG season all (six) toothfish longliners were inspected either before the season started or during mid-season off-load

    As part of an initiative to ensure all licensed fishing vessels are of a good standard, the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, GSGSSI, are undertaking inspections of all vessels to check their compliance with the Torremolinos Protocol on Fishing Vessel Safety, reports the latest edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.