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Montevideo, November 19th 2017 - 03:13 UTC

Falklands toothfish longline fishery undergoing MSC reassessment

Monday, November 13th 2017 - 06:52 UTC
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The current re-assessment process will certify the fishery for a further five-year period and is expected to demonstrate an all round improvement in the standards The current re-assessment process will certify the fishery for a further five-year period and is expected to demonstrate an all round improvement in the standards

The Falkland Islands toothfish longline fishery this week will be undergoing reassessment against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing.

 Dr Jim Andrews from Acoura Marine, the surveillance body conducting the assessment on behalf of the MSC, will be visiting the Islands for four days to assess the current standards of management in the toothfish fishery.

The longline fishery was first certified in March 2014 when it was demonstrated that the toothfish fishery is managed to a very high standard of stewardship by the Fisheries Department.

The fishery was subject to a total of four conditions for improvement and annual surveillances in the interim years have monitored progress on those conditions.

The current re-assessment process will certify the fishery for a further five-year period and is expected to demonstrate an all round improvement in the standards being applied to management principles.

Consolidated Fisheries, as the MSC client for the fishery, and Dr. Andrews, would like to hear from anyone who has an interest in this fishery and is interested in participating in a stakeholders meeting arranged for 10 am on Thursday November 16 at the Chamber of Commerce. If you would like to take part please contact Janet Robertson at CFL on janet.marketing@ cfl .co.fk, or 22277, by Tuesday 14th November (Penguin News).

Categories: Fisheries, Falkland Islands.

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  • Brit Bob

    And I though all of the waters around the Falklands belonged to Argentina?

    By a ruling of the UN, Argentina will extend its maritime platform (Politica Argentina) ; New map of the maritime platform reaffirms the sovereignty of Malvinas with UN endorsement (ElCronista); Argentina enlarges its territory 35%, with a UN endorsement ...(La Capital). To add to this euphoric atmosphere the Argentine Foreign Minister stated, ''This is a historic opportunity for Argentina. We have taken a great step in the demarcation of the outer limit of our continental shelf; the most extensive boundary of Argentina and our border with humanity,'' Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra told La Nacion, which tomorrow will publicly announce the details of this resolution. (Susana Malcorra, quoted by Dinatale M, La Nacion, Argentina, 27 March 2016). The Argentine government called the decision a ''resounding success''

    Argentina's Continental Shelf Claims and The UN CLCA Commission (1 page):-
    https://www.academia.edu/33898951/Argentinas_Continental_Shelf_Claims_-The_UN_CLCS_Commission

    Posted 5 days ago 0
  • Jolene

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Posted 2 days ago 0
  • Pete Bog

    @ Jolene

    The Falkland Islands toothfish longline fishery will be undergoing reassessment within 25 years.

    Posted 2 days ago 0
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