Genetic structuring of Patagonian toothfish
populations in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean: the effect of the Antarctic Polar Front and deep-water troughs as barriers to genetic exchange.
Commercial fishing for the Antarctic toothfish
is permitted in the Ross Sea, provided that the biomass of the spawning stock (total weight of all the fertile adult fish) is still at least half of its previous level 35 years later.
Had these letters contained any state secrets it would have been understandable, but the protection of the Patagonian toothfish
is hardly of concern.
I not only feel reassured that he will be a good king but I like what he cares about - lack of resources in the armed forces, farmers, historic monuments, school meals, teaching methods, preservation of wildlife, the Patagonian toothfish
, TB in cattle.
And he has various fears over his pet subjects - the hideousness of much modern architecture, the teaching of history, complementary medicine and agriculture, badger culling and, somewhat hilariously, the Patagonian Toothfish
. Hold the front page!
He added: "I particularly hope that the illegal fishing of the Patagonian toothfish
will be high on your list of priorities because until that trade is stopped, there is little hope for the poor old albatross, for which I shall continue to campaign..."
The New Zealand government is in the hot seat after New Zealand First accused the navy of being too passive in its approach to fishing ships trying to poach toothfish
in Antarctic waters.
The Ross Sea is home to the Antarctic toothfish
, a lucrative species that is often marketed in North America as Chilean sea bass.
Atlantic bluefin tuna pole-caught yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, alba-core, wahoo Atlantic cod Atlantic or Pacific pollock, Atlantic haddock Atlantic halibut Pacific halibut Chilean sea bass Alaskan sablefish (Patagonian toothfish
) freshwater eel Spanish mackerel grouper haddock, pollock, farm-raised barramundi, lemonfish orange roughy tilapia, haddock, pollock shark domestically farmed sturgeon, lemonfish shrimp Oregon pink shrimp, Maine pinks, U.S.
Junior sous chef at The Torch, Krishna Beeharee, bagged a gold medal with distinction in the live Signature Dish competition for his unique "Pan seared toothfish
fillet crusted with mozaique vegetables, rissole sweet potatoes, creamy christophine and black grape sauce."
The rapid expansion of the toothfish
fishery in the early 1990s has been linked to the introduction of new fishing techniques as well as aggressive marketing, especially by restaurants, where > 40% of sales occur (Cascorbi 2006).