Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, October 9th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

“Firmer” relationship with Islands.

In an interview published in this week's edition of Gente magazine in Argentina, Foreign Minister Rafael Bielsa talks about the country's relations with Europe and the United States and is also questioned about the Falkland Islands:

Wednesday, October 8th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Jack mackerel and hake quotas announced.

The Zonal Fisheries Council of Chile for Regions V to VIII has approved the Fisheries Department's preliminary proposal for next year's jack mackerel and hake fisheries.

Tuesday, October 7th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Regional News.

Punta Arenas Hostels and B&B association.
“Free circulation” in border passes, not yet.

Tuesday, October 7th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Authorities call on Spain, Ghana to help identify illegal vessel.

The authorities raised the alarm and called on Spain and Ghana to join their fight against poachers after spotting a vessel suspected of fishing illegally in Australian waters. The Ghanaian flagged fishing vessel had previously been registered in Spain.

Monday, October 6th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Straw guarantees Gibraltar self-determination

British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has told Gibraltar Leader of the Opposition Joe Bossano that any future discussions with Spain are “ad-referendum” to the people of the Rock. Mr Straw said this in reply to a question from Mr Bossano at the Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth.

Monday, October 6th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Fisheries News.

Argentine Patagonian toothfish TAC, 4,800 tons; First half imports up 13 per cent; Norway seeks to boost codfish exports; New technique protects squid quality and colour; Mackerel dispute in Chile's EEZ borderline; Pirates threaten Chilean fishermen; more...

Sunday, October 5th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

“Encouraging” news for Falklands oil prospects

THE state of the oil industry is picking up, and that's good news for the Falkland Islands. That's the message Director of Mineral Resources Phyl Rendell brought back to Stanley from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, AAPG conference in Barcelona, Spain that extended from September 21 to 24.

Sunday, October 5th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands in travel brochures of world's main tourist operators

At least twenty one tourism buyer companies from Europe, America and Oceania present at the latest convention of Travel Mart Latin America held in Ecuador, have listed the Falkland Islands in their operating profiles.

Friday, October 3rd 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguayan ship accused of poaching brought back to Australia.

The Uruguayan boat captured for alleged poaching after a marathon 21-day ocean chase was brought into a west Australian port Friday (3 October) with its crew of 39 and an illegal catch of endangered Patagonian toothfish.

Thursday, October 2nd 2003 - 21:00 UTC

COLTO Offers assistance and information to Uruguayan Government inquiry on toothfish pirate pursuit

The international industry group representing the world's legal toothfish operators COLTO (Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators) has written to the Director of Uruguayan Fisheries ( DINARA) to raise its concern about statements he has been reported making about COLTO to a parliamentary inquiry investigating the Viarsa 1 incident.


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