Resilience of ATS in the Perspective of CCAMLR Development

Prof. Leilei Zou1

1Shanghai Ocean University, 999 Hucheng Huan Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China

CCAMLR (Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) is the important component in ATS (Antarctic Treaty System), guiding and monitoring the marine living resources development and conservation at the Antarctic. With a review of the 4-decade history of CCAMLR development, a CCAMLR development projection is conducted to assess how resilient CCAMLR is and whether CCAMLR is resilient enough to encounter the future challenges. To explore how CCAMLR development interacts with the ATS resilience, two case studies are to be conducted. One is the regime-making process for Antarctic marine protected area (MPA) and how this process enhances the resilience of MPA regime. The other is the development of krill fishery at the Antarctic and how the fishery development interacts with the CCAMLR development.

Key words: CCAMLR; ATS; resilience; MPA; Krill fishery


Leilei Zou, professor at Shanghai Ocean University, China.

Research interests are marine policies and laws, with polar living resources conservation as the research priority. Recent published paper is  “Implications of Pollock Resources Management at Bering Sea to Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Management”. Her recent published book is “Arctic Fisheries, Arctic Fisheries Management and China’s Response”. Prof Zou worked as the fisheries policy analyst at OECD in 2012-2013. She also worked as the researcher at Law School at University of Virginia in 2014-2015. She was invited to be the visiting scholar at Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway in January 2017.

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