South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean.  Stunningly beautiful and rugged, this island wildlife sanctuary, once visited, is not easily forgotten. Its snow covered peaks, blue glacier ice and emerald green bays are breathtaking sights.

It is a real “oasis” in the stormy southern oceans and is home to amazing wildlife like penguins, albatrosses, seals, whales and petrels.

LATEST NEWS      (News Archive)

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Annual Stakeholder Meeting

GSGSSI held its annual stakeholder meeting on Thursday 14 September. Hosted by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and chaired by Jane Rumble, Head of Polar Regions Department, the meeting drew over 70 representatives from South Georgia stakeholder organisations.
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Marine Environment & Fisheries Manager Appointment

GSGSSI is pleased to announce that Sue Gregory has been appointed to the position of Marine Environment & Fisheries Manager. Sue has been working with the Government for the past 5 months on secondment from the BAS where she has spent the last 8 years as a fisheries ecologist for the King Edward Point project funded jointly by the Government and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
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Consultation on the Licensing and Management of the Toothfish Fishery at South Georgia

GSGSSI is consulting on changes to its toothfish licensing and management arrangements, in particular with a view to moving from a 2 to a 4-year licensing period for toothfish vessels fishing at South Georgia commencing in the 2017/18 fishing season. Comments should be submitted by close 22 September.
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South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is a UK Overseas Territory situated 800 miles SE of the Falkland Islands.
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Find out how the South Georgia fishery is managed

Fisheries

Find out how the South Georgia fishery is managed.
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SGSSI Strategy

SGSSI Strategy outlining key objectives and responsibilities.
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Visitors

Find out how to set foot upon the shores of one of the most beautiful islands on the planet.
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Marine Protected Area

GSGSSI has created one of the world’s largest, sustainably managed Marine Protected Area that encompasses the entire SGSSI.
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GIS

The South Georgia Geographic Information System enables access to spatially explicit information about the environmental landscape.
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Consultations

View current GSGSSI consultations plus an archive of previous consultations with outcomes.
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Webcam

Webcam situated at King Edward Point. Transmitting 24x7, every 10 minutes.
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