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Argentina/UK agree to continue fisheries conservation talks in London next November

Wednesday, May 16th 2018 - 09:13 UTC
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UK/Argentina fisheries scientific information exchange, as well as some joint scientific cruises took place regularly during the nineties.(Pic R. Goodwin) UK/Argentina fisheries scientific information exchange, as well as some joint scientific cruises took place regularly during the nineties.(Pic R. Goodwin)

Following a two-day meeting in Buenos Aires of the Fisheries South West Atlantic Commission Scientific Sub-Committee, Argentina and the UK agreed to hold a new round of talks in London next November, according to a release from the Argentine foreign ministry.

“Both delegations dialogued on issues of mutual interest regarding scientific cooperation for the conservation of fisheries resources in the South West Atlantic”, said the release, adding that in the framework of conservation measures, mechanisms for the exchange of scientific information were analyzed, discussing fin-fish and squid species which are to be the purpose of cooperation.

The possibility of joint scientific cruises was also assessed, and it was agreed to meet again next November in London.

Finally the Argentine ministry points out that both, the two-day meeting (Monday and Tuesday), as its results will be in accordance with the sovereignty formula for the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands and surrounding maritime spaces agreed on Point 2 of the Joint Declaration of Madrid, from 19 October 1999.

The UK/Argentina fisheries scientific information exchange, as well as some joint scientific cruises took place regularly during the nineties, until they were later cancelled by the government of ex president Nestor Kirchner.

The UK delegation to the fisheries meeting in Buenos Aires included four representatives from the Falklands, including the head of the Mineral Resources Department, John Barton.

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  • Islander1

    Slight error Mercopress-Falklands Fisheries staff also at the table - the Scientific Information was exchanged direct in the 1990s until the Ks Dynasty(routing the meassages I guess through London) - the whole point is to allow this important info to go between Falklands and Argentine authorities - thus allowing the 2 to thus determine sustainability levels and
    catch levels and season lengths etc - and it worked - and lets hope it gets going again. Yes common sense to do it all as was done - under the 1999 Sov.umbrella system where anything that is agreed does not affect the position of either on the insoluble.

    May 16th, 2018 - 10:13 am +2
  • Juana

    The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?

    May 20th, 2018 - 01:25 am 0
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