South Georgia 2012 Fisheries Protection (Marine Protected Area)

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 9th November 2012
  • six values
  • Designed by: Leigh-Anne Wolfaardt
  • Printed by: BDT International Security Printing, Ireland, in sheets of ten
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 38mm x width 31mm
  • Perforations: 13.6 x 13.7

the Marine Protected Area was instituted on February 23, 2012, covering a total of 20,431 square kilometres of the Southern Ocean, including all the shelf seas (<200m deep). All bottom fishing, apart from the certain types of long-line toothfish fishery (75p stamp) is banned throughout the Protected Area

Sheet stamps[edit]


65p ~ 'Surveillance'. Fisheries Protection Vessel Pharos SG, and king penguins, Aptenodytes patagonicus
65p ~ 'Tourism'. Visiting cruise ship and elephant seals
75p ~ 'Fisheries'. Fishing boats long-line fishing for Patagonian toothfish (permitted only between 700m and 2000m)
75p ~ 'Scientific Monitoring'. Grey-headed albatross chick on a scale
£1 ~ 'Pelagic Abundance'. Antarctic krill, lantern fish, and squid
£1.20 ~ 'Benthic Diversity'. Array of benthic fauna, including kelp, sea stars, sea anemone

First Day Cover[edit]

First Day Cover