What an Antarctic Marine Living Resource permit covers
New Zealanders who want to take marine life from the Convention Area in the Southern Ocean must get an Antarctic Marine Living Resource (AMLR) permit. The area is regulated by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
Map of the Convention Area – CCAMLR
Fishing in the Southern Ocean in 2023/24
Expressions of interest closed on 10 March 2023.
Fishing by New Zealand-flagged vessels in waters governed by the CCAMLR is subject to:
- CCAMLR approval
- CCAMLR conservation measures
- the provisions of the Antarctic Marine Living Resources Act 1981 and the Antarctica (Environmental Protection) Act 1994.
To fish in these waters, New Zealand vessels must be approved by CCAMLR and have an Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMLR) permit issued by the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the steps for the activity you want to do
The process for applying for an AMLR permit depends on whether you want to do:
- commercial fishing or research fishing