The 2017 FAO Margarita Lizárraga Medal Award was awarded to the Commission for the Conservation of Antartic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), based in Australia. CCAMLR was selected for its exemplary conservation and management of marine living resources in the Convention Area (the Southern Ocean covering around 10% of the Earth’s surface) in line with the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. The Commission’s sustainable ecosystem-sensitive approach balances environmental conservation with the rational utilization of resources and acts as a model for similar initiatives, with great potential to be replicated by other Regional Fishery Bodies.

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Congratulations to the 2017 FAO Lizárraga Award winner! 1


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