Southern Ocean MLR Programme
Southern Ocean MLR Programme Photos

Many of the Member Countries of CCAMLR are actively involved in the commercial exploitation of Antarctic marine resources, mainly the krill and the tooth-fish {Dissostichus sp.). The First Indian Krill Expedition (FIKEX) to Antarctica organized by CMLRE in 1995 on-board FORV Sagar Sampada had given encouraging results, which were also appreciated by the CCAMLR. A total of 12.5 tons krill were caught and brought to India for further analysis and development of products using the krill meat. Krill products such as krill sausage, frozen krill ball, krill burger, krill cutlet, krill kebab, krill chutney powder, krill pickle etc. thus were developed and marketed through Integrated Fisheries Project, Kochi to evaluate consumer preference. Most of the products were well received by the consumers. In 1998, the CMLRE organized the meeting of the CCAMLR Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (WG EMM) at Kochi. The MLR group participated in the southern ocean cruise onboard FORV Sagar Kanya in 2004. Biological diversity up to 55 S was monitored during this cruise. The CMLRE has planned to participate in the Southern Ocean programme in January 2008, which is being organized by the CCAMLR under the International Polar Year (IPY) programmes

CMLRE is the nodal agency representing India in the Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). Management of the Southern Ocean resources in the Convention area is done by CCAMLR through effective impleme-ntation of various conservative measures adopted by the commission through consensus of Members, which are reviewed revised on an annual basis. Annual meetings of CCAMLR are conducted during October November at the CCAMLR Head Quarters, Hobart, Australia.
Many of the Member Countries of CCAMLR are actively involved in the commercial exploitation of Antarctic marine resources, mainly the krill and the tooth-fish
{Dissostichus sp.).

 

 

 

 

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