Hooked: Pirates, Poaching and the Perfect Fish [00:55:52]
@ New England Aquarium (2006-06-01)
tags: fishing pirates endangeredspecies [add tags]
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From the WGBH Forum Network: "Hooked: A True Story of Pirates, Poaching and the Perfect Fish is the extraordinary story of a remarkable fish, the men who prey upon it, and the people who battle to save it from extinction. On August 7 2003, the Australian patrol boat Southern Supporter came upon the Uruguayan long-liner Viarsa in one of the most isolated places on earth, the Australian Fishing Zone near Heard Island, 2,200 nautical miles southwest of Perth. The patrol suspected Viarsa was carrying an illegal catch of the endangered Patagonian Toothfish.Thus began one of the longest and most dangerous pursuits in maritime history. The chase lasted 21 days and covered 3,900 nautical miles through unimaginably rough seas. Hampered by snowstorms, icebergs, and the worst that the Roaring Forties could throw at them, the crews pushed their ships to the limit."
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