Henrik Österblom, Örjan Bodin, U. Rashid Sumaila, Anthony J. Press, Reducing Illegal Fishing in the Southern Ocean: A Global Effort, The Solutions Journal, Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2014, Pages 72-79 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/reducing-illegal-fishing-in-the-southern-ocean-a-global-effort/) Abstract: It is the summer of 2002 in the Southern Ocean. The seas are rough and a ship is hauling in a longline that was set at a depth of more than a thousand meters. The catch is illegally caught Patagonian toothfish—a white-fleshed predatory fish in the Antarctic. It is hauled on board, removed from the hook, and closely followed by an endangered albatross also hooked on the line, and another toothfish. The fishing master is pleased with the prospects of the big money he is about to make. However, the catch needs to be salvaged quickly in order to arrive at the agreed trans-shipment site before any Australian or French fisheries enforcement vessel shows up. Illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean risks resulting in the collapse of both Patagonian toothfish stocks and endangered albatross populations. In response to this looming ecological and political disaster, the international community managed to mobilize a range of critical human, technical, and financial resources. Today, official … Topics: Conservation; Fisheries; Governance