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Antarctic Assault

The whales and penguins of the Antarctic rely on tiny shrimp-like krill. New fishing technology means that we can now join the feast. Gerard Baker reports on the consequences.

The whales, penguins and other seabirds and marine mammals of the Southern Ocean depend upon a reliable supply of the tiny shrimp-like krill. New developments in fishing and freezing technology mean that we can now join in the feast, popping krill pills for their high Omega 3 content.

The writer and chef, Gerard Baker has been working on fishing boats and cruise ships in the Antarctic for twenty years. He's worried that there may not be enough krill to go around, particularly in the crucial regions where breeding penguins rely on an easily accessible source of food.

Producer: Alasdair Cross.

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Wed 2 May 2018 21:00



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