The ichthyofauna of  the King George Island (Antarctica) shelf waters and its value to commercial fishing
Bulletin of the Sea Fisheries Institute 3 (148) 1999, pp. 41-55

Józef Sosiński
Sea Fisheries Institute, Kołłątaja 1, 81-332 Gdynia, Poland

Key words: Antarctica, King George Island, ichthyofauna, density, fishery resources.

King George Island is one of islands in the Scotia Ridge in the Atlantic sector of Antarctica. This work presents the results of fishing and ichthyological investigations carried out from 1978 to 1988 on the shelf which extends from the island to the northwest. They indicated that the ichthyofauna composition there was very similar to that of Admiralty Bay, which is located on the south coast of King George Island. The mean density of exploitable fish species is comparable to that of other Antarctic regions, which qualifies this fishing ground for exploitation.