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In a big boost to marine conservation efforts, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) declared during the conclusion of its 35th meeting Friday that a large area in the Ross Sea region near Antarctica will be a marine protected area.
Twenty-three of the 25 members of the CCAMLR have supported this proposal at each October meeting for the past five years, but the organisation only works by consensus.
Mr Pugh is calling on the countries in CCAMLR, which is currently chaired by Russia, to save the Ross Sea in the same way they came together to protect the land area of Antarctica at the height of the Cold War.
Coastal East Antarctica and the Ross Sea region have served as the backdrop for disputes between the PRC and other CCAMLR members.
The CCAMLR has 25 members, including the European Union.
delegations to the annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and meetings of CCAMLR, which acts on the management and governance of the continent and surrounding ocean.
CCAMLR, however, requires consensus on its decisions.
"A first Step Towards Modelling the Krill-Predator Dynamics of the Antarctic Ecosystem." CCAMLR Science 13 (2006): 217-77.
The Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) states in its charter that fishing should not alter marine ecosystems beyond their ability to recover in 20-30 years.
Marine Living Resources ("CCAMLR"), will most likely address
The Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) came into force in 1982 under Article IX of the Antarctica Treaty of 1959.
(13.) CCAMLR aims at securing the conservation of nature and species (e.g.
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- CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program