prioritiesOur goal is to successfully urge the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to enact a fishery management system for krill that not only maintains sufficient prey for krill predators but also allows for a sustainable level of growth in the fishery. The campaign has urged CCAMLR to enact the same management tools for the krill fishery that it requires for other fisheries, including strongly enforced catch limits. In addition, the campaign advocated for changes that will conserve krill as a food source for their predators and allow for the development of a sustainable krill fishery.
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Will and Bill, the Krill, in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' animated adventure “Happy Feet Two,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Read More
Climate change may be the most well-known threat to Antarctica. But the animals that inhabit its ecosystem and the Southern Ocean ― penguins, seals, whales and other marine wildlife ― face another challenge: the shrinking population of krill, a crucial component of their diet. Read More
The Pew Environment Group's Antarctic Krill Conservation Project (AKCP) urges the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to require scientific observers on board all krill fishing vessels and to intensify efforts at data collection to reduce uncertainties when managing this fishery. The AKCP also calls on CCAMLR to conduct a new krill biomass survey and to... Read More