Photo by @PaulNicklen | Krill are at the center of Antarctica's food chain and are a vital food source for seals, whales, and penguins. In high demand, these tiny crustaceans have been overfished for their oil, which is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. After years of negotiations, a majority of the fishing industry formally agreed to stop hauling in krill from around the Antarctic Peninsula's troubled penguin colonies in 2018. This agreement is the first commitment of its kind and is a vital piece in the ongoing, collaborative effort to ensure the survival of polar wildlife. But we can do more.
Follow me @PaulNicklen to find out how you can start #TurningTheTide for healthy and abundant oceans as I work with my incredible partner John Bernhardt Weller to encourage the establishment of new marine protected areas in the Antarctic Peninsula. #ExtinctionEndsHere #CCAMLR #Penguins - 12 hours ago