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    Ecosystem conservation and the race to krill

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/28 Rev. 1
    Author(s):
    Submitted by ASOC
    Submitted By:
    Ms Claire Christian (ASOC)
    Abstract

    CCAMLR has been managing the krill fishery without sufficient measures needed to meet the requirements of Article II of the Convention. To meet these requirements ASOC seeks key improvements in the management of Antarctic krill fisheries, including establishing feedback management procedures, requiring 100% scientific observer coverage on board krill vessels, and implementing further protective measures to prevent excessive concentration of krill fishing in coastal areas close to predator colonies in Subarea 48.1. This is of particular relevance since fishing has in recent years been concentrated in coastal locations in 48.1.

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