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  1. Pew Environment Group to Host Press Call on Efforts to Protect Whales, Penguins, Seals and Krill

    PR Newswire

    HOBART, Tasmania, Oct. 19

    HOBART, Tasmania, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Wednesday, October 20 at 11 a.m. EDT, Pew’s Antarctic Krill Conservation Project will host a tele-press briefing to discuss the importance and urgency of protecting Antarctica’s iconic predators including whales, penguins and seals.

    From October 25 – November 5, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) will meet in Hobart, Tasmania to consider various measures that would protect krill, a small, shrimp-like crustacean that serves as the foundation of the Southern Ocean ecosystem. Increasing demand for krill puts the entire Antarctic food chain at risk. By adopting precautionary measures to spread out krill fishing over space and time, conducting a new krill stock assessment and requiring official observers on all krill fishing vessels in the Southern Ocean, CCAMLR can ensure the survival of this linchpin crustacean and the ocean wildlife that depend upon it for their survival.


    Press conference call to discuss Pew’s priorities for this year’s CCAMLR meeting and emphasize the need for an effective management system of the Southern Ocean krill fishery


    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. EDT


    * Gerald Leape – Senior Officer, Pew Environment Group; Director, Antarctic Krill Conservation Project (moderator)
    * Evan Bloom – Deputy Director for Polar and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Head of the U.S. delegation to CCAMLR
    * Heather Urquhart – Penguin Exhibit and Collection Manager, New England Aquarium (INVITED)


    * NUMBERS: 800.311.9405 (U.S.); 334.323.7224 (INTERNATIONAL)
    * PASSWORD: Penguins

    This call will be recorded as an mp3 and will be posted to http://www.krillcount.org approximately three hours after the briefing ends.

    SOURCE Pew Environment Group

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