Russian Fishing Controversy Shows Antarctic’s Governance Shortfall

[By Julian Chen]

At the recent annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), discussions on marine protected areas ended early and disappointingly. A daggers-drawn dispute between New Zealand and Russia over alleged overfishing by a Russian-flagged vessel seized the spotlight.

The dispute demonstrates the limitations of high seas fisheries management mechanisms, and the challenges involved in ensuring compliance. As China paying more...

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