The Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals (CCAS) is subsumed in the Antarctic Treaty System, after being signed at the conclusion of a multilateral conference in London on February 11, 1972.
CCAS aims to promote and achieve the protection, scientific study, and rational use of Antarctic seals, and to maintain a satisfactory balance within the ecological system of Antarctica. It forbids the killing or capture of Antarctic seals except in specific circumstances. Contracting parties of CCAS decide the standards for the capture of wildlife because the dynamics of the seal populations change and should reflect the best scientific and technical evidence available.
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