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Scotland and the Antarctic

Section 7: The legacy of Bruce

Fishing

The control of fishing in Antarctic waters is extremely difficult due to the size of the area and the lack of an international patrol. North of 60S countries such as Chile and Argentina have their own fishery controls and around South Georgia and the Falkland Islands British fishery protection vessels are on patrol.

One fish in particular has aroused international interest - the Patagonian toothfish. This is regarded as a delicacy and fetches 3,000 a ton. There is very significant illegal fishing for this species.

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