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Hooked: A True Story of Pirates, Poaching and the Perfect Fish

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On 7 August 2003, the patrol boat Southern Supporter came upon the Uruguayan long-liner Viarsa in one of the most isolated places on earth - the Australian Fishing Zone near Heard Island, 2200 nautical miles southwest of Perth. The patrol suspected Viarsa was carrying an illegal catch of the endangered Patagonian Toothfish.Thus began one of the longest and most dangerous pursuits in maritime history. The chase lasted 21 days and covered 3900 nautical miles through unimaginably rough seas. Hampered by snowstorms, icebergs, ...

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Hooked: A True Story of Pirates, Poaching and the Perfect Fish
2006, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards NSW

ISBN-13: 9781741143881

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