On the Scientific Committee of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources CCAMLR
CCAMLR is a Convention for the conservation of living marine resources in the Antarctic that manages fisheries taking into account the marine ecosystem. Targets for fishery are krill, toothfish, icefish, squids and crabs. For that purpose, the Commission meets annually and decides upon Conservation measures. It receives scientific advice from its Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee receives advice and input from its working groups on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (WG-EMM), on Fish Stock Assessment (WG-FSA), and on Incidental Mortality in Antarctic Fisheries (WG-IMAF). There are also subgroups such as for Protected Areas, Joint Assessment (JAG), Assessment Methods (WG-FSA-SAM), Fisheries Acoustics (WG-FSA-SFA), and others, that are temporarily established to concentrate on some specific problems, as well as workshops on themes that have to be discussed in more depths by specialists. It also runs the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP). There are also surveys from Member countries, or coordinated surveys such as the 2000 survey on krill. For better managing the living resources, the convention area is sub divided in areas corresponding to the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean sectors, sub-areas and divisions.
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