Friday, November 6, 2009
Illegal Fishing Activity in Antarctica
Recently a gillnet was found in the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica, by the Australian authorities in the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources protected area. The gillnet was set to capture Antarctic toothfish and had 29 tonnes of the fish in it. Since 2004 the use of such nets has been illegal in the area in part due to the Antarctic toothfish being a threatened species. Read more about this news in this article.