The world's largest ocean sanctuary planned for Antarctica just got one step closer to becoming a reality. Krill fishing companies and one of the largest environmental protection groups have come together in the name of protecting the Antarctic Ocean.
Spearheaded by Greenpeace and backed by 1.7 million people around the world, a global campaign to protect the remote seas around Antarctica's southern ice cap, has received the unprecedented support of the vast majority of krill fishing companies operating within Antarctic waters. The individual fishing companies honoring the agreement are all Association for Responsible Krill Harvesting (ARK) members, representing 85 percent of the Antarctic krill harvesting industry.
The agreement was announced at Greenpeace’s Antarctic 360° event in Cambridge, UK, attended by scientists and Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem, who joined Greenpeace’s expedition to the Antarctic in January 2018.