Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

Project Description
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living
Resources (CCAMLR) is an intergovernmental organisation established by
an international convention. The Commission, assisted by its
Scientific Committee, is responsible for developing measures necessary
for the conservation of marine living resources in the Southern Ocean
surrounding Antarctica.

The negotiation of the Convention was initiated by the Antarctic
Treaty Consultative Parties (ATCP's) following reports of scientific
studies expressing concern that unregulated fishing of Antarctic
species, especially krill, could result in irreversible damage to the
populations of other species in the Antarctic marine ecosystem.

For more information, link to
http://www.dfat.gov.au/environment/ccamlr.html