Kick krill fishing out of Antarctic seas

Sunday, 7 May 2023 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Antarctic krill

You've probably noticed krill oil for sale at your local pharmacy. Much of that krill oil, marketed as sustainable, is harvested from Antarctic waters by industrial ships that are increasingly coming into conflict with wildlife. In this episode, we chat to Alistair Allan, a campaigner at the Bob Brown Foundation who has just spent several months in Antarctic waters investigating the impact of krill fishing. Campaigners are calling for increases to krill fishing limits to be haulted at international meetings this year.

Image: Antarctic krill, NOAA photo library.

Sunday 11:30am to 12:00pm
Information about marine and coastal environments. News and interviews with marine scientists, campaigners and conservation workers. Presented by volunteer broadcasters who are passionate about marine environments, both local and across the world.


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