HC Deb 11 February 1980 vol 978 c473W
Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps are likely to be taken to prevent the present uncontrolled harvesting of krill stocks in the Southern Ocean.

Mr. Ridley

I have been asked to reply.

It is expected that a meeting will be held later this year in Canberra to conclude a convention for the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources. We understand that the Australian Government intend to invite to it the consultative parties to the Antarctic treaty, including the United Kingdom, certain other States engaged in fishing these resources, and appropriate international organisations.