Antarctic fisheries research

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.

NIWA Contacts

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Principal Scientist - Marine Ecology, Remote Sensing
Chief Scientist - Fisheries
External people involved: 
Alistair Dunn, MPI
Marine Pomerade, MPI
Page last updated: 
17 March 2021
The Ross Sea region. [NASA]