Two environmental groups are calling for krill fishing to be outlawed, saying Chinese super trawlers are endangering pods of whales in the Southern Ocean.
- The Shen Lan and Fong La ships were filmed by activists near the South Orkney Islands, in the Southern Ocean, off the Antarctic Peninsula
- An academic says there are concerns about the potential for super trawlers to hit whales or for whales to become tangled in fishing gear
- The vessels were fishing in an area which is a designated Antarctic krill fishery
The Bob Brown Foundation and Sea Shepherd Global have travelled to waters off the Antarctic Peninsula, tracking super trawlers fishing for krill.