Russia and China are Against Marine Reservation in Antarctica

05.11.2014

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has completed its work Hobart, Australia. This organization was created in 1982. It includes the European Union and 24 countries worldwide. Another 11 countries have expressed their loyalty to the Commission and signed the convention. For the fourth consecutive year the conference participants were not satisfied with the Russian delegation. The representatives of Russia for the fourth time block all the proposals to create a huge conservation area in the Southern Ocean. This year China joined Russia.

Russia and China are Against Marine Reservation in Antarctica

Three years ago in the eastern part of the Antarctic representatives of the Commission proposed the creation of a special protected zone. Initially it was assumed that will be an area of 1.9 million square kilometers. After some time, the EU, Australia and France proposed to reduce the water area of the reserve almost twice. US and New Zealand are for the creation of 1.3 million square kilometers protected areas in the Ross Sea. Any of these areas would immediately become the largest marine reserve in the world, if not the Russian veto. The fact is that in this reserve a ban on the catching of marine inhabitants will be certainly imposed. Which contradicts the Russian plans of increasing the production of fish in this region.