Progressing Antarctic krill management

Ms Nicole Bransome1

1The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington DC, USA

The combined impacts of a changing climate and concentrated coastal fishing are having negative impacts on krill predators and Southern Ocean ecosystems, but the Commission for CAMLR   has the mandate and opportunity to lead the world in developoing precautionary ecosystem-based management for the Antarctic krill fishery. ENGOs are supporting primary research and technical workshops in 2018 and 2019 to inform the development of ecosystem-based krill fishery management frameworks, Outcomes of the krill workshops will be considered by the CCAMLR scientific community prior to the revision of the conservation measure governing the Antarctic krill fishery scheduled for 2021.


Nicole Bransome’s work at The Pew Charitable Trusts focuses on the interface of science, policy and communications to achieve protection of the Southern Ocean. Nicole specifically focuses on securing marine reserves in the Southern Ocean and implementing an ecosystem-based fisheries management plan for the Antarctic krill fishery through the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctica Marine Living Resources. Nicole has a master’s degree in marine environmental sciences and was previously a Knauss Sea Grant Fellow at the Department of the Interior, where she provided policy advice on federal interagency ocean policy initiatives including the Ecosystem-Based Management priority of the National Ocean Policy and the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force.

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