Southern Ocean task force formed

The Southern Ocean Taskforce was established by the Director of AAD, Dr. Tony Press, to advise him on approaches to the conservation of marine species in the Southern Ocean. This includes managing AAD policy work relating to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, as lead agency in the Commonwealth Government for CCAMLR issues, as well as associated key issues, including working with other agencies to combat IUU fishing in the Southern Ocean. The major purpose of the taskforce is to develop strategic approaches to these issues for the future, in collaboration and consultation with other agencies. The Taskforce has six staff. They will be reporting on the outcomes of their work during 2003.

Andrew Constable
Manager, Southern Ocean Taskforce