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Montevideo, June 19th 2018 - 14:11 UTC


  • Wednesday, May 16th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

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

    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.

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 19:00 UTC

    Falklands: Brexit on the Brussels fish show menu

    FIFCA Chair Stuart Wallace said Brexit is concerning for many people and stark for local companies: “market for Falklands products is mainly Southern Europe”

    Falkland Islands fishing companies may have attended the Brussels Seafood Show intermittently for over a decade, but the looming specter of Brexit lent this year’s attendance unprecedented significance. For James Bates, Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association (FIFCA) Executive Secretary, Brexit gave the industry’s stand at the show a clear mandate this year, “it was about being visible at a time when we need to be.”

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 13:29 UTC

    Catches Variable but Falkland Islands Fishing Season Progressing Well

     The Loligo squid season, which closed on the 5th May, was very successful with the highest catch since 1995 of 43,000 tonnes recorded (Pic Beauchene Fishing Co.Ltd.)

    Earlier this week Mercopress announced that a delegation from the Falkland Islands will be joining the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Argentina next week to discuss fisheries data exchange. This announcement comes shortly after a successful visit to the Brussels Seafood Show, where the important access of continued market access post-Brexit was discussed with partners by Falkland Islands fishing companies.

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    New technology and initiatives to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

    Much of the world’s fish stocks are overfished or fully exploited, the UN has said, as fish consumption rose above 20 kilograms per person in 2016 for the first time.

    Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and overfishing deplete fish stocks and cause billions of dollars in losses a year, experts say. But new technologies offer opportunities to combat IUU, particularly for countries with limited means to patrol their waters or enforce legislation, said the London-based think-tank the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The report was published by Reuters.

  • Thursday, May 10th 2018 - 18:14 UTC

    Falklands delegation travels to Buenos Aires for fishery talks and data exchange

    The two days meeting will discuss fish and squid stocks in the South Atlantic, and the possibility of resuming the exchange of scientific fisheries

    Next Monday, 14 May 2018 four representatives from the Falkland Islands Government’s Natural Resources Department will be part of a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office lead delegation meeting with the Government of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, to begin two days of discussions on fish and squid stocks in the South Atlantic, and the possibility of resuming the exchange of scientific fisheries data for the benefit of the region.

  • Friday, April 20th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    South Georgia fishing licenses dispute will be appealed before the High Court in London

    The row erupted after it emerged that £75million worth of licenses in the South Atlantic have been handed to firms from Norway, Chile and New Zealand

    A British fishing firm has won the right to appeal against a controversial decision to hand lucrative fishing licenses to foreign rivals in the South Atlantic, according to a report from Daniel Martin in the Daily Mail.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    South Georgia fishing licenses controversy headed to the High Court

    The Express says that Mr. Street applied for one of six lucrative permits to catch tooth-fish, “but governors on the island...snubbed the only UK application”.

    Under the heading of 'Betrayal' Fury as UK's bid for application to fish near the Falklands is Snubbed', Cyril Dixon from the Express reports that the head of South Georgia Fisheries company, Rupert Street will be going to the High Court in London to seek a judicial review on the decision which denied his company fishing licenses in South Georgia Islands.

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 10:42 UTC

    South Georgia fisheries licensing controversy reaches the leading media in UK

    Applications from two companies based in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Fisheries and Fortuna Ltd, were rejected.

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was accused of betraying by handing lucrative licenses in the South Atlantic to foreign firms. The row erupted after it emerged that £75million worth of licenses in the South Atlantic have been handed to firms from Norway, Chile and New Zealand, according to reports in the UK media.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    UK fishermen day of fury over Brexit “abject betrayal”: UK waters control delayed from 2019 to 2021

    The fishing industry had wanted the UK to regain full control over the country's fishing waters on Brexit day, 29 March 2019.

    English fishermen are taking part in a day of protests against what they say is an “abject betrayal” over Brexit. Protesters gathered in Plymouth, Whitstable, Hastings, Portsmouth, Milford Haven and Newcastle. Fishermen say promises of immediate control over UK waters on leaving the EU next year have been dropped.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 21:16 UTC

    What does the new Falklands ‘Islands Plan’ mean for South America?

    The Plan makes a specific reference to promoting the Falklands as the natural “gateway to Antarctica”,

    Over the past decade it is has become customary for a newly elected Legislative Assembly in the Falkland Islands to publish an ‘Islands Plan’. As there are no political parties in the Falkland Islands, all eight members of the Assembly are independents. Therefore there is no collective manifesto when elected to office. This has traditionally been addressed via a consensus-based Islands Plan.