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Falklands reports high hake catches and average year for 'Falkland calamari'

Monday, September 19th 2016 - 07:03 UTC
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Director John Barton told the Fisheries Committee that hake currently represents the main finfish catch which is unusual. Director John Barton told the Fisheries Committee that hake currently represents the main finfish catch which is unusual.

The Falkland Islands Natural Resources Department reported this week that high hake catches continue along with relatively low rock cod catches. Director of Natural Resources John Barton told the Fisheries Committee that hake currently represents the main finfish catch which is unusual.

 Likewise there has been some increase in southern blue whiting catches but it remains a minor fishery at this point.

Barton also pointed out that “it has been an average year for Falkland Calamari”.

The final estimation of the Falkland Calamari biomass for the second season based on the pre-recruitment survey is 43,580 tons.

The September 7/13 week catches totaled, 3.003 tons, with 1.794 of Loligo; Hakes 816; Skate/Ray, 73; Rock Cod, 225; Red Cod, 14; Blue Whitting, 38; Kingclip, 24; Toothfish, 6, Others, 13.

Department Director Barton also confirmed that due to very low catches, licence fees in the Illex fishery were refunded at 70%. (PN)

Categories: Fisheries, Falkland Islands.

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  • Think

    70% !
    Nice...

    Sep 19th, 2016 - 07:12 am 0
  • Papamoa

    Very Fair ! But that's what you get when you have a properly run fishing industry.

    Sep 19th, 2016 - 08:24 am 0
  • Englander

    Tinker's thinking about all his Chips to go with all those lovely fish.
    Hands off..... they are British fish!

    Sep 19th, 2016 - 08:33 am 0
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