CAMLR – ROSS SEA, WEST ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, EAST ANTARCTICA
ABC Net reports: “Two hundred delegates from more than 30 countries are attending the 31st Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CAMLR) meeting in Hobart.
During the next two weeks they will consider proposals to protect three regions including the Ross Sea, West Antarctic Peninsula and East Antarctica.
Chairman Tere Lobark says the commission will also aim to do more to prevent overfishing and stop illegal fishing.
“The average catch for IEU fish in the 1990s and early 2000s was about 40,000-50,000 tonne, today it’s about 1,000,” he said.
They also want to preserve the areas for research purposes and to manage toothfish populations.” Photo: ABC Net.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.10.12~