Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
The CCAMLR was established by international convention in 1982 with the objective of conserving Antarctic marine life.
It is part of the Antarctic Treaty System.
It was signed by 14 states and has been ratified by 35 states (including India) and the European Community
Headquarters: Tasmania, Australia.
Goal: Preserve marine life and environmental integrity in and near Antarctica
The CCAMLR was established in response to increasing commercial interest in Antarctic krill resources, a keystone component of the Antarctic ecosystem and over-exploitation of several other marine resources in the Southern Ocean