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Tag: The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)

  • Thursday, June 2nd 2016 - 08:29 UTC

    Antarctic Treaty parties reaffirm commitment to ban on mining in the Antarctic

    ”Parties stand firm in their commitment that preserving the continent as a place of peace and science is more important than financial gain” said Claire Christian

    The 29 countries party to the Antarctic Treaty unanimously agreed on Wednesday to a resolution at the 39th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) stating their “firm commitment to retain and continue to implement…as a matter of highest priority” the ban on mining activities in the Antarctic, which is part of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (also called the Madrid Protocol).

  • 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”.