Because the Antarctic region of the Southern Ocean has long been over-exploited by man, urgent action may be necessary to protect the future of its wildlife - much of which is unique. In the past, seals and whales were formerly hunted almost to the point of extinction. This has led to growing concern that commercial exploitation of existing fish stocks could bring about serious damage. (Owen, 2003).
Increased catches of krill and of fish in the Southern Ocean could cause a catastrophic collapse of the marine ecosystem of that ocean (Owen, 2003).
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