30th July 2009

We can’t let this day pass without giving special thanks to Emma Jones.

Emma has been one of the Chief Fisheries and Customs Officers at King Edward Point in South Georgia for the last few seasons and today is her last day before heading home to warmer climates and, no doubt, a change in life style.

Every day we send our daily catch reports to the team at KEP; from there they monitor the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the fishery and advise all vessels when fishing areas are about to close as the TAC for that area is reached. In return we get a comprehensive news bulletin every week with local and international news reports from around the world, mainly those countries that have vessels licensed in the South Georgia Fishery. The open and friendly working relationships between fishers and fisheries management in South Georgia is a great example of how a sustainable fishery should be managed.

This photo was taken during our preseason briefing and customs clearance in 2007.

This photo was taken during our preseason briefing and customs clearance in 2007. From left: Andrew (MRAG observer) Me, Emma, Sarah (British Antarctic

Rgds: John B.

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One Response to “30th July 2009”

  1. jazz Says:

    Ok i know where your fishing now Francois i just read all about it here on the blog……wheres brad lol

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