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