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Southern Ocean Intergovernmental Organizations

NOAA scientist, Mike Goebel, holding recently tagged Antarctic fur seal pup.

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
CCAMLR Exit was established by international convention in 1982 with the objective of conserving Antarctic marine life.  This was in response to increasing commercial interest in Antarctic krill resources, a keystone component of the Antarctic ecosystem.  Read more about CCAMLR.

Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals (CCAS)
CCAS Exit aims to promote and achieve the protection, scientific study, and rational use of Antarctic seals, and to maintain a satisfactory balance within the ecological system of Antarctica.
Read more about CCAS.