Fragile ecosystems of Antarctica are threatened by climate change and overfishing, and the EU is leading international efforts to study and protect marine life along the shores of the southern continent. In anticipation of an important meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in October, this episode will shed light on the current status of the endeavor to designate two large zones in the region as marine protected areas — a European diplomatic effort co-sponsored by the U.S. and New Zealand, while Russia and China with their large fisheries interest seem to be dragging their feet.
We meet European researchers back from a scientific expedition studying how Antarctic biodiversity is reacting to environmental pressures, and talk to Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for the Environment, Ocean and Fisheries, about the challenging diplomatic aspect of the conservation efforts in Antarctica.
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OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). Season 3 features monthly 8-minute videos where we highlight fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.
The first two seasons featured episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and more. Missed one? Check them out on the Euronews website! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.
- Publication date
- 14 September 2021
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries