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Raja Ampat island

Marine Conservation organizations in Asia, Australasia and the Pacific region

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR

Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

181 Macquarie Street, Hobart, 7000, Tasmania, Australia

Region Active

International, Antarctica

International commission

1982

Activity

Protection of marine life, Antarctica

Description

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources is an international treaty to manage Antarctic fisheries with the goal of preserving species diversity and stability of the entire Antarctic marine ecosystem. It was sent up in response to increasing commercial interest in Antarctic krill resources, a keystone component of the Antarctic ecosystem and a history of over-exploitation of several other marine resources in the Southern Ocean.

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