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Toothfish licensing provides 70% of South Georgia revenue, but patrolling absorbs 80% of the amount

Thursday, October 17th 2013 - 20:59 UTC
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In a new initiative the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) has published their first Annual Report. The report, which is designed to keep people informed about Government activities on and off the island, was published on this website on September 2nd and has been distributed to stakeholders, according to the latest South Georgia Newsletter edition. Read full article


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  • Pugol-H

    So when does the oil exploration start?

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Not until 2041...

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    if it does, it will start whenever the SG Government feels like it. It's their choice.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 01:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    You really are so full of your own self Impotence.....
    You might want to look at the 50 year ban on Antarctic oil exploration...
    Insignificant British wannabe....come back down to earth!
    ....because we're worth it.......ha bloody ha!

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @4 A_Voice
    S. Georgia/S. Sandwich Islands are not part of Antarctica, and not covered by that treaty, or any other treaty.

    Neither are they listed at the UN as a “non self-governing territory” for decolonisation.

    I don’t think the UN even recognises it as disputed territory.

    Either way they can start drilling for oil/gas whenever they want.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    You should have added the “ha bloody ha” at the end.

    Well pointed out by the way.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @5 Pugol-H: Addendum

    “Ha bloody ha”

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice


    “The Antarctic also includes island territories within the Antarctic Convergence. The islands of the Antarctic region are: South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands, all claimed by the United Kingdom; Peter I Island and Bouvet Island, claimed by Norway; Heard and McDonald islands, claimed by Australia; and Scott Island and the Balleny Islands, claimed by New Zealand. ”
    Ha bloody ha.....

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Have a read. 'The sea area South of Lat 60”

    Where does South Georgia lie???

    H. B. H.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    That was just an amendment added to allow heavy fuel oil to Bases at South Georgia but no further...

    ”The 60th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 60 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. No land lies on the parallel — it crosses nothing but ocean. The closest land is a group of rocks north of Coronation Island (Melson Rocks or Governor Islands) of the South Orkney Islands, which are about 54 km south of the parallel, and Cook Island of the South Sandwich Islands, which is about 57 km north of the parallel.”

    ... because these islands were originally grouped as a dependency of the Falklands they are grouped together for legal purposes...
    The treaty applies....
    Take your'll find it...

    BTW .....if you think your are more correct than the National Geographic and they are in error, I suggest you send them an email informing them.....

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    South Georgia -54.154950 -37.288333
    Usuaia -54.795884 -68.332121

    So, A_Voice, where do we go from here? does this mean that Argentina won't check out any oil prospects etc. not a lot of difference, only Usuaia is closer to Antarctica. I think we should make up rules to stop Argies doing what they want because your close to the Antarctic!

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido


    Okay - Just so everybody has a clear picture see link:

    Now show us where in the treaty it states anywhere North of 60 deg is included.

    Or at least provide a link to where you read Nat Geo stating That South Georgia is South of the 60 deg.

    Or at least show us what has been amended in the treaty to include anywhere above 60 deg.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    12 Escoses Doido you are correct 60 deg, but remeber the Argies have their own rules!

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    BTW.....After some heavy duty searching...I have finally proved myself wrong..

    2.2.4 The South Georgia MPA may also serve to reduce the risk of oil pollution within the Territory’s maritime and coastal zone. The Management Plan states that a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuels in inshore waters around SGSSI is ‘being considered’. WWF would urge GSGSSI to implement this provision as a matter of urgency, to mirror the recent ban within the adjacent Antarctic Treaty Area (south of 60ͦ S).

    2.2.5 The management plan however does not explicitly include any ban on commercial mineral resource activities (including oil and gas development) within the region. WWF recommends that the UK Government work with the GSGSSI to ensure a complete and indefinite precautionary ban on all commercial mineral resource activities within the area covered by the MPA.

    That was well hidden...
    Boo bloody Hoo...

    Oct 20th, 2013 - 11:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El capitano

    Sealord's failed hoki venture to cost $60m |‎SimilarJul 22, 2013 - Maori co-owned deep-sea fishing company Sealord is walking away from its disastrous hoki venture in Argentina with an estimated $60 million ...Argentina Hoki Fish - Wayyyy tgo failed!!

    Oct 21st, 2013 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @14 A_Voice
    Credit to you for fessing up, at least.

    Oct 21st, 2013 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gonzo22

    The UK has always needed to invade countries and steal to survive: fish, oil, gas, diamonds, you name it. It's amazing to see how these scumbags pretend to justify their parasitic way of life.

    Oct 21st, 2013 - 11:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El capitano

    @ # 17 really are so very funny....!!

    Oct 22nd, 2013 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    @17 Sick for a person who is probably Spanish or italian, who murdered indians to invade South America now called Argentina.

    Oct 23rd, 2013 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    OK Muppet maybe you could supply examples from your sweeping statement.
    FISH. The Spanish take more fish from Scottish waters than the Scots. What country have we invaded to steal fish ?
    OIL. Drilled and extracted from the N.Sea along with gas.
    Imports are bought and paid for from other supplying countries - not stolen or gifted. Where are we “stealing” oil and gas”. Stealing implies taking without any payment. So we are stealing from Norway? Figures please. Why are they not complaining to the UN or the WTO
    We are stealing from Russia ? If you saw my gas bill maybe you would alter your view. As far as I am concerned, they are stealing from us !
    I realise that paying for goods is a foreign concept in Argentina so maybe you should study this method. It is usually applied worldwide by most countries with business ethics not found in your country !

    Diamonds. South Africa and Namibia are the leading suppliers of these and the Boers/Germans who control the trade with the Dutch the main market and distributors.
    If you wish to quote history then your ancestors from Spain were the most rapacious as regards gold from South America.
    Over to you for a considered reply, if you are capable of thought processes and not just xenophobic bile brought about by jealousy.

    Oct 26th, 2013 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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