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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.

The South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Laws site can be accessed here.

Latest News

Read the past Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands’ (GSGSSI) latest news and updates here.

February 21, 2024

Government Officer Recruitment

The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands are seeking to recruit a Government Officer to work on South Georgia.

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February 19, 2024

Avian flu now detected in albatrosses on South Georgia

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza has been confirmed in Wandering Albatross populations on South Georgia.

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February 07, 2024

GSGSSI Welcomes Mairi Macleod As The New Director Of Operations

After a thorough recruitment and selection process, are pleased to announce that Mairi will be joining the GSGSSI team in Stanley in March, following a handover with our departing Director of Operations Steve Winn.

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January 30, 2024

Expressions Of Interest Invited – Specialist HR Services

The GSGSSI is seeking expressions of interest from those able to provide specialist HR services.

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January 9, 2024

Opening Of The Licence Application Round For The 2024/25 South Sandwich Islands Toothfish Fishery

GSGSSI are pleased to announce the opening of the licence application round for the 2024/25 South Sandwich Islands toothfish fishery (CCAMLR Subarea 48.4).

For details on how to apply please contact the Director of Fisheries by email – dof@gov.gs

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January 11, 2024

Avian Influenza Detected In Mammals In Sub-Antarctica For The First Time

The presence of High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza (HPAI) has today (Thursday 11 January) been confirmed for the first time in mammals in sub-Antarctica. The disease was detected in elephant and fur seals on the island of South Georgia by experts from the UK’s world-leading Animal Plant Health Agency (APHA).

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January 9, 2024

Opening Of The Licence Application Round For The 2024/25 South Sandwich Islands Toothfish Fishery

GSGSSI are pleased to announce the opening of the licence application round for the 2024/25 South Sandwich Islands toothfish fishery (CCAMLR Subarea 48.4).

For details on how to apply please contact the Director of Fisheries by email – dof@gov.gs

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December 18, 2023

United Front for UK Overseas Territories in the South Atlantic: GSGSSI and Workboat Services Limited Chart a Course for Continued Environmental Protection

In a significant step towards supporting marine conservation efforts in the South Atlantic, the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is pleased to announce the successful transition of ownership of Pharos Marine Limited (part of the Falklands based Byron group) to Workboat Services Limited, ensuring the continued operational presence of the vessel MV Pharos SG in the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands Maritime Zone.

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