Pirates, Vacuum-Fishing Threaten Antarctic Waters

Publication: Reuters

Author: Deborah Zabarenko

10/19/2006 - Pirates seeking Chilean sea bass and fishing vessels that vacuum up tiny shrimp-like creatures that are a staple for whales, seals and penguins are menacing Antarctic waters, environmentalists said on Thursday.Both kinds of fishing could undermine the complex ecosystem of the Southern Ocean around Antarctica, the U.S. conservation experts said in a telephone news conference, and will be on the agenda next week at a meeting of the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources in Hobart, Australia.

View full article on Reuter's Web site -- Pirates, Vacuum-Fishing Threaten Antarctic Waters.

More information is available online at http://www.krillcount.org and http://www.ccamlr.org.

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