France Agreements

Based on the Partnership between the French MPA Agency and the French Austral Territory, this program is aiming at defining important ecological areas, particularly for top predator such as marine mammals, and new MPAs in the Crozet (planning domain 5) and Kerguelen (planning domain 6) areas as well as in the East Antarctica planning domain. A first proposal for a representative system of MPAs in East Antarctica has been presented jointly by France and Australia, since 2012 at annual meetings of the Commission CAMLR. A special workshop was organized in May 2012 for the CCAMLR planning Domain 5, including the Del Cano area.

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France is leading an eco-regional program in order to contribute to the CCAMLR MPA Network.