Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 13:01 UTC

Argentine makes compulsory Load Control Certificates for squid and shrimp

 The expanded control's system for shrimp and squid becomes compulsory as of next November first

Argentina announced it has expanded the implementation of compulsory origin and legality certification for squid (Illex argentinus) and shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri) catches.

Monday, September 19th 2016 - 07:03 UTC

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

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.

Sunday, September 18th 2016 - 06:52 UTC

Argentina/UK statement on Falklands and dialogue ”promising”, but Congress decides

“My position is very clear, I always support dialogue, but also the defense of our natural resources in the Malvinas and surrounding areas”, said governor Bertone.

The recent Argentina/UK joint cooperation statement, with a chapter on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, is “promising”, however much rests to be defined and agreed, and additional air links should be carried out by Argentina's flag carrier, according to Rosana Bertone, governor of the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 18:35 UTC

Falklands welcomes UK/Argentina future cooperation agreement, which leaves sovereignty discussions out

FIG will be represented at any future discussions on the above matters. Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands will not be part of these discussions.

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) welcomed the UK/Argentina future cooperation agreement to remove all obstacles limiting the economic growth and development of the Falkland Islands and points out it will be represented at future discussions on these matters, the removal of sanctions on hydrocarbons, fisheries, shipping and tourism, and underlines that “sovereignty of the Falkland Islands will not be part of these discussions”.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 17:56 UTC

Falkland Islands Government welcomes better relationship with Argentina

MLAs Gavin Short, Barry Elsby, Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers address questions from the media this morning.

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has welcomed the agreement made between the Argentine and United Kingdom Governments, laid out under this morning’s joint statement. Speaking to the media, Members of the Falkland’s Legislative Assembly stated they “looked forward to a better relationship with Argentina”, especially in the areas of hydrocarbons, fisheries, shipping and tourism.

Saturday, September 10th 2016 - 11:47 UTC

Falklands' response to Malcorra's statements of air links to Argentina and the oil industry

”The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has seen the articles in the media attributed to the Argentine Foreign Minister, Susana Malcorra.

The Falkland Islands Government has acknowledged it is aware of media coverage of Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra referred to proposals of possible air links between the Islands and Argentina as well as talks on other areas of interest such as the fishing and hydrocarbons industries.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 18:45 UTC

Chinese group ready to purchase shrimp vessels and plants in Patagonia

Conapesca plans to sell its shrimp fishing freezer fleet plus two processing plants in Puerto Madryn and Rawson, reports Revista Puerto.

Argentine fishing company Conapesca has almost settled a trade agreement with a Chinese state-owned investment group, to whom it would sell its shrimp fishing freezer fleet, reports Revista Puerto. According to the report the Chinese company has been assessing the state of the shrimper fleet at its port base in Puerto Madryn.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 17:54 UTC

Falkland Islands Holdings declares lower profitability; plans name change

FIH Plc said the timing of the name change was “heavily linked to a recovery in the oil price” and recent progress by Premier Oil PLC was “very encouraging”.

Falkland Islands Holdings PLC on Thursday tabled plans to change its name to FIH Group PLC, as it said profitability in the first five months of its financial year was at a lower level than the prior year. Falkland Islands Holdings, which owns services businesses based in the UK and the Falkland Islands, said it will change its name to FIH Group, subject to shareholder approval, to “more properly reflect the balance of the group's activities”. Its activities are now predominantly in the UK and Europe.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 13:41 UTC

Montevideo will have a specific fishing terminal and freezing storage by 2019

A blueprint of the extended fisheries terminal planned to the west of the current facilities in the port of Montevideo

Uruguay plans to build a major terminal for the fishing industry, with sufficient freezing capacity, in the Capurro Park, approximately a mile to the west from the current mooring facilities in the Montevideo bay port.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 13:14 UTC

South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands mark Toothfish Day

In marking Toothfish Day, GSGSSI extended its gratitude to all its stakeholders and partners for their work and collaboration in the 2016 toothfish fishing season

The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) are celebrating Toothfish Day with a reception and quiz at Government House in Stanley, Falkland Islands.


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