Maritime

Australia ‘unable to protect its domain’ in the Southern Ocean

“Australia is currently unable to protect its sovereignty in Antarctic waters, an ocean security research fellow says.

Dr Sam Bateman, a retired Navy Commodore and Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, said the large Australian waters in the Southern Ocean are increasingly being targeted by illegal fishing.

He said Australia was also unable to respond to search and rescue obligations, which were becoming more frequent due to increased fishing and cruise ship activity.”

Source: Australia ‘unable to protect its domain’ in the Southern Ocean – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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