Antarctic fisheries research

External people involved: 
Mr Alistair Dunn, Dr Ben Sharp

NIWA’s Antarctic fisheries research is allowing us to investigate possible effects of the longline Antarctic toothfish fishery on the toothfish population and on the local ecosystem.

The Ross Sea region lies 3,500 km south of Wellington, next to Antarctica and centred on the International date line. It is one of the main areas fished for Antarctic toothfish.

Read more about the Ross Sea

Page last updated: 
6 October 2016
The Ross Sea region. [NASA]