TRUST BUT VERIFY: FISHERIES COMPLIANCE EVALUATION AND SUSTAINABLE ANTARCTIC MARINE LIVING RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Prof. Denzil Miller1, Ms Elise Murray2

1ANCORS/IMAS, Wollogong/Hobart, Australia, 2University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

This paper focuses on the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources’ (CCAMLR) efforts to improve Antarctic marine governance and conservation through enforcement of Conservation Measure (CM) compliance. CCAMLR’s recently-developed compliance evaluation procedure (CCEP) is evaluated over its first five years. The Procedure’s achievements and shortcomings are contrasted with global fisheries compliance enforcement initiatives in an uncertain and risky future. It is seen as a model for other polar and high seas areas, whilst also illustrating how CCAMLR’s management of a relatively small number of Antarctic marine living resources could enhance sustainable, and responsible, fishing practices globally.


Biography:

Denzil Miller is a professorial fellow at the University of Wollongong and Senior Adjunct Researcher at the University of Tasmania. He has been involved in Antarctic, marine science and governance for forty years. Denzil has served as CCAMLR Executive Secretary and Chair of its Scientific Committee, being awarded the South African Antarctic Medal (1995) and Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal (2007) for this work. He was inaugurated as a Member of the Order of Australia (2011) for his Antarctic and marine conservation efforts.

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