The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) is headquartered here in Hobart, Australia's gateway to the East Antarctic. It also has the accolade of being the largest international organisation hosted by Australia. However not many people area aware of the work that it does and the impact it has on conserving and managing marine species and ecosystems in Antarctic waters. Please join us for an evening with CCAMLR Executive Secretary for a discussion of CCAMLR's current work and its importance within the Antarctic Treaty system.
Dr. Agnew took up the post of Executive Secretary of CCAMLR in April 2018. His previous posts include Science and Standards Director at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Fisheries Director at MRAG Ltd, Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, and Data Manager at CCAMLR. He has taken a number of international leadership roles, including Chair of the CCAMLR Scientific Committee, Chair of the MSC Technical Advisory Board and Board member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation.
Dr. Agnew has extensive experience working with global fisheries science and management issues, including stock assessment, ecosystem-based fisheries management and fisheries governance. He has more than 30 years experience working with CCAMLR, is an expert on Antarctic fisheries and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Tasmania, and a Fellow of the Marine Biological Association.
Moderated by Harriet Baillie, International Manger of the International team at Australian Antarctic Division