Environmental Woes of Tierra del Fuego -- Fishery Protection
Capt. Trevor Betts, foreground, watches as the Dorada, one of two patrol vessels leased by the Falkland Islands Fishery Patrol, leaves port for a cruise in the Falkland Islands Conservation Zone. Created in 1986, the zone covers 34,000 square
kilometers in a 320-kilometer radius around the islands. It is noted for its stocks of illex squid, cod and hake. Falkland officials are serious about defending the zone. In 2000, Betts and the Dorada fired on a Taiwanese squid jigger poaching inside the boundary, eventually bringing the ship in to face fines and legal charges.