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South Sandwich Islands: Fisheries

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Labour, Penistone and Stocksbridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any commercial fishing for krill has taken place within the South Sandwich Islands Exclusive Economic Zone in the last 25 years.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

The South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands sustainable - use Marine Protected Area (MPA) Permits, highly precautionary fishing activity. No commercial fishing for Antarctic krill has been undertaken in the last 25 years.

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