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South Georgia
Friday, September 19th 2014 - 06:53 UTC

Top marks for South Georgia Patagonian toothfish fishery

“South Georgia is a unique environment and the GSGSSI will continue in its efforts to improve all aspects of the fishery,” said GSGSSI Fisheries Collins.

The South Georgia Patagonian toothfish fishery renewed its five-yearly Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for the third consecutive time. The fishery, which was first MSC certified in 2004, received an average score of 96 out of 100 in the latest assessment, said the government of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI).

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 03:48 UTC

Islands habitats threatened by invasive pests: the South Georgia experience

In South Georgia species were threatened by the rat population because the rodents were eating the birds' eggs and young chicks.

Scientists have developed a way to identify island habitats that face the greatest threat from invasive pests, such as rats and feral cats. Working on experience collected in a brown rat extermination program in South Georgia, a team of research developed a priority list of islands that they hoped would help governments and conservationists to allocate resources.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 20:13 UTC

South Georgia expecting 64 cruise vessel calls this coming season

Bark Europa with 40 pax, will be the smallest cruise to visit South Georgia and the largest the 450-passenger Seabourn Quest.

The number of cruise ship visits to South Georgia is set to increase by at least 10% in the forthcoming 2014/15 season, according to the July edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 17:54 UTC

Royal Navy frigate sails World Cup Trophy into Cape Town

HMS Iron Duke sailed into Cape Town carrying the Rugby World Cup Trophy, ahead of next year's event in the UK

A British warship has proudly sailed into Cape Town carrying the Rugby World Cup Trophy – ahead of next year’s event being held in the UK. Even thick rain clouds could not prevent HMS Iron Duke displaying the gold of the Web Ellis Trophy on her deck as she arrived in the South African city for a short visit.

Thursday, August 21st 2014 - 07:55 UTC

Falklands war vessel in which Argentina surrendered South Georgia, to the scrap yard

HMS Plymouth was one of the first to arrive to the South Atlantic and later to the Falklands, where she suffered damage during San Carlos landings

The Royal Navy man-o-war on which Argentina formally surrendered the island of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War began its final journey on Wednesday before being scrapped. HMS Plymouth could not be saved despite years of attempts to find a permanent home for the frigate.

Monday, August 11th 2014 - 22:56 UTC

Falkland Islands and the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton a century ago

 The expedition left England by the wish of His Majesty shortly after the outbreak of war in 1914 in the stout little Endurance

One hundred years ago this month Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail from Plymouth on HMS Endurance at the beginning of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17), also known as the Endurance Expedition.

Sunday, August 3rd 2014 - 13:14 UTC

HMS Portland back in UK after seven months patrolling including Falklands

The vessel received a rapturous welcome in Plymouth

The crew of the Royal Navy warship HMS Portland returned home to a rapturous welcome in Plymouth on Friday after a successful seven-month deployment to West Africa, the Falkland Islands and the Caribbean. The vessel that was replaced by HMS Iron Duke in its Atlantic deployment spent four weeks in the Falklands.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 08:10 UTC

“Busy and diverse tourism season” South Georgia tells IAATO meeting

Vessels like Ortelius and Ushuaia, made 55 visits to South Georgia during the last tourist season

In the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands’ annual address to the tourism industry at the IAATO (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators) meeting in Providence, Richard McKee, GSGSSI Executive Officer summarized the 2013-14 season as “incredibly busy and diverse” given the 55 cruise ship calls.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 01:56 UTC

South Georgia Toothfish fishery best in world say reviewing scientists

Dr Stuart Hanchet and Dr Dirk Welsford*  (pic R and lL respectively of Dr Collins) were invited to the Islands by Chief Executive and Director of Fisheries Gov. of South Georgia and  South Sandwich Is

Recommendations have been made regarding the South Georgia Toothfish fishery by two senior scientists who have conducted an independent review, however they stressed to the Falklands Penguin News that the fishery was the best managed in the world.

Friday, June 13th 2014 - 07:21 UTC

Falklands Atlantic patrol honors shipmates of vessels sank during 1982 conflict

HMS Portland’s junior engineer Lyndin Burger salutes the Royal Navy’s fallen a few dozen miles from the spot where the wreck of HMS Coventry lies. (Pic RN)

A small party from Atlantic patrol tasking (South) HMS Portland have made a pilgrimage to First Mountain as part of a week of commemorations in the Falkland Islands to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the 1982 conflict.

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