Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, 1982
The Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) provides for the long-term conservation of Antarctic marine living resources, which includes all species of living organisms (e.g. fin fish, molluscs, crustaceans) and birds found south of the Antarctic Convergence.
The convention defines a commission and a scientific committee, which work together to research and monitor marine populations. This research is used to outline catch limits for individual species, to ensure harvesting is sustainable and that those species depending upon the harvested species are not compromised. The terms of the convention that seek an 'ecosystem approach' to conservation management are implemented by the Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981.
More information about the convention can be found at the CCAMLR website.