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Montevideo, November 22nd 2017 - 11:06 UTC

Tag: Beauchêne Island

  • Friday, August 11th 2017 - 07:57 UTC

    Falklands' second Loligo season very promising but by-catch of fur seals forces an exclusion zone

    “During the first ten days of the fishery, about 8,500 tons of Loligo was caught, which equates to an average of 57 tons per vessel per fishing day.”

    The Falkland Islands second Loligo squid season has taken with very good catches, but good catches also means abundance of the cephalopodus, and... of those sea mammals that feed on them. Because of this a temporary exclusion zone around Beauchene Island was put in place on Thursday making this productive area for Loligo squid out of bounds to fishing vessels.

  • Tuesday, April 11th 2017 - 06:14 UTC

    Falkland Islanders asked on proposals to recommend Marine Management Areas

    A pair of Black-Browed Albatross: 56% of the Falklands breeding Black-Browed Albatross population (approx. 44% of world population) live on Jason Islands

    Falkland Islanders are being asked to comment on proposals to recommend three Marine Management Areas (MMAs) to the Falkland Islands Government (FIG). These areas include some of the Falklands most pristine and vulnerable marine environments such as around Beauchêne Island and the Jason Islands archipelago, and include globally important populations of the Black-Browed Albatross and the Rockhopper penguin.