Wednesday, December 26th 2012 - 07:06 UTC

Falklands' Fishing Companies Association in its sixth year of existence

The Chair of the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association (FIFCA), Cheryl Roberts, used the occasion of the annual Christmas social evening at the Wirebird last week to reflect on FIFCA’s role in what is now its sixth year of existence.

Cheryl Roberts, chair of FIFCA underlined the recent success of Brussels Seafood Show

Mrs Roberts began by saying that 2012 had once again seen the Falklands fishing industry continuing to work jointly with the Government Fisheries Department and attending regular meetings and presentations.

She said that FIFCA members had continued to sit on a number of Government and other committees concerned with the industry and the environment.

This, she said, was a useful tool to keep all members updated. The Association was always eager to get members involved so would welcome any new volunteers.

FIFCA had been involved with, but not limited to, discussions on derogations, FIPASS, the port, the harbour fee review, crew safety awareness, Marpol, Plexus Consultants and MPA and had made a presentation on licence fees.

Decisions on a new logo were almost complete, said Mrs Roberts and members would soon be informed, though she found it hard to believe that such a little item could take up so much time and stimulate such debate and passions.

Reporting on the FIFCA stand at the Brussels Seafood Show in April, Mrs Roberts said that it had been very successful and had attracted a lot of interest.

For the first time the stand had been manned continuously by a number of FIFCA members staff. This had ensured that members could better utilize their time rather than have to stick to a rota as had been the case in previous years. FIFCA would be looking at employing similar arrangements for future shows.

The Association’s Secretary, Alison Nye, who left the Islands on the previous Saturday, was thanked in her absence for her work; it had been a pleasure to work with her, Mrs Roberts said.

The opportunity was also taken to welcome new board members: Alex Reid and Migs Cofre, and to offer thanks to Tom Blake and Stuart Wallace who had decided not to stand this year. Existing members, Vice-Chair, Hamish Wylie and Drew Irvine complete the Board for 2013.

Finally, Mrs Roberts reported that the Association had just secured new office premises from Golden Touza and would be moving on February 1. The property is leased unfurnished, so an appeal was made to any members who might have some good quality furniture lurking around which required a good home. (PN)

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1 Joe Bloggs (#) Dec 26th, 2012 - 11:19 am Report abuse
Further proof that Mercopress has a nasty photo editor. Cheryl Roberts is actually a most attractive lady.

Seriously though, well done to all involved with the Association. Alex and Migs, you have big shoes to fill but I'm sure you'll do it your own way.
2 so_far (#) Dec 26th, 2012 - 02:49 pm Report abuse
Yes Joe....this woman in charge of administering the looting of argentine resources (fisheries) have better pictures....
3 slattzzz (#) Dec 26th, 2012 - 03:39 pm Report abuse
@2 long may it continue unless you spineless twats do something about it. Oh wait a minute you won't so shut up whinging twats
4 so_far (#) Dec 26th, 2012 - 04:06 pm Report abuse still don´t get what Argentina is doing ?.....a bit naive.

5 slattzzz (#) Dec 26th, 2012 - 04:08 pm Report abuse
I know what rgenweener are doing .........whinging as per normal
6 so_far (#) Dec 26th, 2012 - 04:11 pm Report abuse
relax then....nothing to worry.

7 Joe Bloggs (#) Dec 26th, 2012 - 04:18 pm Report abuse
4, 6

Ah yes, the big plan. So sophisticated that, so_far, not even CFK, knows what it is.

Chuckle chuckle.
8 Conqueror (#) Dec 26th, 2012 - 04:19 pm Report abuse
@2 Shame for you. Such a lack of credibility, reason, intelligence, education. From an occupant(?) of a country(?) founded on invasion, conquest, murder, genocide, larceny and lies. And the first response of any criminal is to deny fault, divert attention and point a finger. Unfortunately, all of argieland's criminal history is a matter of public record. No matter how much argies like to deny it. First lie. That an invalid edict issued by a bent pope in respect of two other countries and rejected by all other countries at the time, and repudiated by the current papacy, somehow gives them “rights”. Then, invasion, conquest, several periods of larceny, murder and genocide. How does argieland think it can have any claim to any moral high ground? Then, 30 years ago, argieland engaged in numerous war crimes. Covert hostile military action. Undeclared war. Hostile invasion. Hostile occupation. Breaches of international conventions regarding treatment of civilians. Murder of British military personnel. Murder of local civilians. Indiscriminate planting of mines. Failure to record locations of mines. Failure to comply with a UN Security Council mandatory resolution. So many crimes. No sign of admission of guilt. No sign of repentance. What about reparations? Over 41 million war criminals. And still argieland continues to “educate” its people to be war criminals.
9 Pete Bog (#) Dec 26th, 2012 - 05:02 pm Report abuse
“administering the looting of argentine resources ”

No, Argentines are doing a good job of looting their shops so they don't need any help.
10 so_far (#) Dec 26th, 2012 - 06:28 pm Report abuse
# 8 Mr Intellectual Conqueror

you say:

“..So many crimes. No sign of admission of guilt. No sign of repentance. What about reparations? ”

well, there is an strong organizations that are working on reparations:

“ We are a global network of citizens who have suffered injuries at the hands of the British Empire over the last five hundred years. We've banded together to ask the United Kingdom to compensate the world for all the damage they've done.”

.....sooner or later Britain have to face the consequences of what they have done to humanity.


Yes Joe, some few poor souls in Aregntina are making mess....anyway your invaluable and unique experience is welcome.

remember that you have a lot of advantage ....500 years in stealing resources from others small countries !!!

You lot are all PhD by nature in looting.

Thats a worldwide known fact dude.
11 Terence Hill (#) Dec 26th, 2012 - 07:45 pm Report abuse
2 so_far

Your claim that “the looting of argentine resources”, has absolutely no support under international law. In fact, the UK does have such support. So you just chant an empty unprovable mantra, dream on loser.
12 slattzzz (#) Dec 26th, 2012 - 11:41 pm Report abuse
@10 stop whinging you surrender monkey
13 Marcos Alejandro (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 04:59 am Report abuse
2 so_far :-))))))))
14 HansNiesund (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 11:16 am Report abuse
@10, @13: I’ve been asked to forward this:

I am Mr Steven A Grasse, author of ”The Evil Empire: The Secret History of England's (sic) Global Misdeeds“ and Director of the International Coalition for British Reparations.

Some of you probably thought my work was just tongue in cheek mischief-making aimed at the HISTORICALLY ILLITERATE and INTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGED.

Well screw you, suckers! The Brits have coughed. Here is an e-mail I received from HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF  GREAT BRITAIN, NORTHERN IRELAND AND ANTARCTICA :

”Dear Mr Steven A Grasse,
You're right. It was us. We did it. 
In recompense I have instructed Mr Cameron to deposit the sum of THIRTY-ONE TRILLION BRITISH POUNDS in your secret numbered bank account at the Central Bank of Nigeria.  Please distribute the money to our victims and be nice from now on.
Yours sincerely
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Antarctica”

Eat that, Britard m*****f******!!!!

Our COMMITTEE OF  DISTINGUISHED HISTORIANS has now determined that HARDLY ANYBODY has SUFFERED more from the DASTARDLY BRITS than ARGENTINE MALVINISTAS. Not only were their pirates, rapists, murderers, and thieves EXPELLED from the Argentine Maldives, but they have been CRUELLY MOCKED by Brits on message boards ever since, in flagrant VIOLATION of INTERNATIONAL LAW and the UNITED NATIONS.

ENOUGH! Now at last JUSTICE is done. BONA FIDE MALVINISTAS ONLY can claim their FAIR SHARE of BRITISH REPARATION LOOT, by sending bank account details, copy of their passport, specimen of their signature, and 50 DOLLARS US to our local agent:

Mr. Abegunde Ibukun Opeyemi
PO Box 409

We will wire in return your well deserved compensation of FOUR THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY BRITISH POUNDS. 

Please note the handling fee must be paid in US DOLLARS. NO PESOS. There is NO SUCH THING as the DOLLAR CLAMP anyway.

Yours sincerely
Mr Steven A Grasse
International Coalition for British Reparations.
15 Musky (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 12:22 pm Report abuse
@14 HN
I've seen this joke of a page on facebook. It is hilarious in its ambitions, the authors are racist brit haters through and through, who seem to think they have a moral high ground though they themselves stand upon the shoulders of murderous conquistador ancestors and suchlike.
16 so_far (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 01:09 pm Report abuse
# 15

Is not joke at is a serious problem soon for UK.

You lot will have to face the consequences in the near future for all the damage and looting of others that your countries made no just last 500 years.....rather even in last decade in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybya, etc....and now in Malvinas Argentinas.

You people are simple buncg of criminals that kill inocent civilians, women and childrens around the globe....thats a 100% fact.

A nuremberg style court for England should be mandatory.....

“How England ruin the world”
17 Pete Bog (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 01:52 pm Report abuse
“You lot will have to face the consequences in the near future for all the damage and looting of others that your countries made no just last 500 years.....rather even in last decade in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybya, etc....and now in Malvinas Argentinas.”

So Britain's support of the Falkland Islands has only happened in the last decade?
Hmmm try 1765-1766, that's when the first British settlement occured-and I'm not talking about previous landings and sighting sof the islands that happened way, way, way before Argentina existed.

“ You people are simple buncg of criminals that kill inocent civilians, women and childrens around the globe....thats a 100% fact”.

Perhaps you would like to enlighten us as to what comparable evil the UK was doing to its own people at the same time Argentina was busy murdering 30,000 of its own during the 1970s/1980s?

You see Argentina has had such a genocidal past that not only did it almost eradicate a native population and steal its lands ( after the Falkland Islanders settled the islands PEACEFULLY by the way), that in the 1970s and 1980s, dissatisfied with killing other people, it turned on its own.

That was not 100, 200, 300, 400 or even 500 years ago, it was 30-40 years ago.

Perhaps you don't know this, so I've informed you now.

18 Conqueror (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 08:50 pm Report abuse
@14 What sort of maniac are you? Posting crap from Nigerian criminals and fraudsters. Incidentally, it's difficult to locate any Nigerians that aren't criminals and/or fraudsters. And I've met a LOT! At the least, hundreds. Basic assumption when dealing with a Nigerian? He, she or it is lying. You can tell. It's lips move.
@16 No, dumbo, it's no problem. No-one with the ability to count up to 2 would believe a Nigerian. Every single one is a congential, habitual liar. But nobody is surprised that an argie would “believe” it. It says what you want it to say. We Brits have made a major mistake. We should lie to you all the time. How would you tell the difference? We are so much more intelligent than you. Here are some thoughts for you dumb losers. I have my contacts. Sometime in the next two years we are coming for you. You have stepped too far. There will be destroyers, frigates and nuclear-powered submarines off your coasts. Do you have the experience or knowledge to determine when an aircraft carrier under construction could be launched? Who know what will turn up? Argies have no concept of what Britain can do. Britain has 2,000 years of reputation. Mostly admired. Argieland has 200 years of reputation, mostly genocide, larceny, mendacity, murder. Argieland IS evil. And good will triumph!
19 HansNiesund (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 09:17 pm Report abuse
I made it up. You dumb rabid bastard. Sheesh.
20 Bongo (#) Dec 28th, 2012 - 01:16 am Report abuse

Another malvinista talks about the “consequences” Britain will “soon” have to face.

What consequences? What's going to happen?

I've asked this before but still no meaningful reply.
21 Pete Bog (#) Dec 28th, 2012 - 05:31 pm Report abuse

Perhaps the 'consequences' are coronary seizures/shock/trauma that will be caused by paying us back the money they owe?
22 Doveoverdover (#) Dec 28th, 2012 - 05:48 pm Report abuse
It's quite hard to imagine that the this is a photograph of the same woman seen in these pictures, below, surrounded by such tall, handsome and lithe examples of Island manhood.
23 GFace (#) Dec 28th, 2012 - 08:29 pm Report abuse
@1/@22, yes, she looks a little rough compared to the other photos. The caption says that she was at the sea food show in Brussels when it was snapped (where everyone pushes a plate of buttered down mussels in front of you saying that it's what the locals eat) which means she likely decided to forgo this piece of aged advice: “Never eat something that carries its house around with 'em, 'cause you never know when they've cleaned it last.”
24 Malvinero1 (#) Dec 28th, 2012 - 08:44 pm Report abuse
No, Argentines are doing a good job of looting their shops so they don't need any help.
No the brits are MUCH better in looting their country,country of PIRATES!

London riots: Looting and violence continues
AHAHAAHA poor deluded brits PIRATES!
25 Pete Bog (#) Dec 31st, 2012 - 12:58 am Report abuse
Dr Who, your link on looting is from August 2011, which is over a year ago.

Your compatriots have been looting shops last month-(that's 2012 by the way in case you want to set your time controls to the present day).
26 British_Kirchnerist (#) Dec 31st, 2012 - 02:21 pm Report abuse
#1 I know, and they publish so many nicer pictures of Cristina, maybe they are pro-Argie after all =)

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