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Toothfish quota reduced in South Georgia

Friday, January 28th 2011 - 18:24 UTC
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THE South Georgia toothfish quota dropped from 2800 tonnes to 1800 tonnes this year, with a reduction in the number of vessels from 9 to 6, confirmed the Senior Executive of the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) Martin Collins today. Read full article

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  • xbarilox

    Scary looks!

    Jan 28th, 2011 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Maybe the UK should get the f--k out of Georgias Del Sur, and the Sandwich islands, and Malvinas, and everything else.

    Jan 28th, 2011 - 09:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Or maybe not Martin. If you feel that passionately about it then do something about it?

    Let me know though, so I don't blink and miss it!

    Jan 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Beef, we don't need weapons, sooner or later las Malvinas will be in our hands, again, without killing anybody, that's the British way, not our way.

    Jan 28th, 2011 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Charle

    You know Xbox if argentina doesn't kill people then there must have been one serious case of flu at the Argentine navy mechanics school. You know some might sat that place was run more like a concentration camp than a school.

    Jan 28th, 2011 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 5 It's time for you to wake up, sleeping Charle! I don't know what you are injecting into your vains, but since 1983 we have democratically elected governments. This is 2011, hello???? Everything that happens under the rule of dictators is not democracy. Just so you know, I'm talking about tryinn to regain the islands like Galtieri did in 1982, many people were killed, just so you know...

    Jan 28th, 2011 - 10:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Charle

    Xbox you go on about Democracy but don't respect the democracy of islanders who choose there own Government. Argentina can't call itself a true democracy until it accepts that Falkland Islanders have a right to choose of there own free will who there Government is for as long as Argentina has a claim on the falkland islands and South Georgia in violation of the democratically expressed wishes of Islanders it has no right to call itself a truly democratic country. The clearest message that has repeatedly come from Falklanders is that they don't want the flag of Argentina flying anywhere over there Islands. Change your constitution so it respects the right to self determination then talk about democracy.

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 12:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    They choose their own government and they live there, the governor is an English turnip. What else do you want? Look, I bet you're not even British, but anyway, this has nothing to do with being democratic or not, this is a claim on Las Malvinas, and you can rest assured that we won't stop until the islands are back in our hands. You can cry all you want to, we don't care :)

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 12:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Wonderful, a rare opportunity - an article on South Georgia.

    Now, Argie intelligencia ..... tell me the basis of Argentina's claim to South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

    I've been asking for a year but haven't had a coherent answer yet !

    Best Think can come with is that, “ it's difficult” :-))

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 01:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Charle

    Xbox I'm British and can trace my family here in uk back hundreds of years. Thankyou for your admission that you and your country don't care about the democratic rights of FALKLANDERS not that it was ever needed. Secondly you will never own those Islands you never did you never will and UK will never cry over Argentina because we always win when it's to do with Falklands and we are the stronger than the whole of South America put together for that reason Falklands and other South Altlantic terriotories are safe from Argentine dictatorship and yes an Argentine Government in these places would be a dictatorship no matter how they were chosen in Mainland Argentina.

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 10- Scary future, isn't it? haha Step by step, you just relax :)

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 01:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Exbrain has managed to escape his padded cell today, and has written utter rubbish on every article ....... something of an achievement for one of Argentina's most intelligent :-)

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 01:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Redhoyt, calm down man, you're showing your weakness, the article is about Las Islas Georgias del Sur, not about Exbrain haha, the same advice goes to you, just relax, relájate y goza :)

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 01:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    If I get much calmer I'll float away, but thanks ... your idiocy raised a smile this morning.

    Remember to keep taking the tablets :-)

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 01:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ Redhoyt 14- Not at all, you don't seem to be much calmer, anyway, that means you were not calm, and you are not 100% calm, You want to punch someone in the face, right? haha try with your wife, you do have one, right? because I'm too far away from where you are:) I make you angry, right? Will you punch me in the face? tell me about it :)

    You said “this morning” where are you living? Are you living in the UK? Because current local time in London is almost 2:30 am, is that why you say “this morning” or are you living in China or Japan? Tell me about it, and don't let the anger blur your schizoid brain :)

    Last question... how old are you? I'll be 20 this January 31, tell me about yourself, don't be shy :) or are you afraid that one day I'll be knocking on your door? :)

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 02:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    You are mildly amusing on the bright, sunny morn .. mostly as there appears to be so little else to do ... that's retirement for you, little toad. And I'm British, did you know that we can travel to more countries in the world either without a visa or with an automatic visa, than any other nationality. Apparently the Empire wasn't so bad after all :-)

    As for fear, ....... there, you've made me laugh again little worm :-)

    Alas , the coffee is finished and the dogs need walking ........ so I must away ... for now. Keep it up brainless, best joke on here :-)

    LOL

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 02:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    “little worm” ... Redhot, you're way too affectionate with xbaril... next you'll be sending him little Tony Blair bears...

    Scary

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 05:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Two Argentine contributors so far ... and no answer to my question !

    I wonder what my odds are of actually getting an answer ??

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 06:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “I wonder what my odds are of actually getting an answer ??”

    Same odds of Argentina ever getting the falklands.

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 06:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Xbox - according to the 2010 democracy index Argentina is a flawed democracy. You will find that ten of the top twenty democratic states are Constitutional Monarchies. If you can't respect the Islanders rights to self determination through universal suffrage then it is clear to see why you are still learning about democracy.

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 07:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    #5 “ Everything that happens under the rule of dictators is not democracy. Just so you know,”
    Xbox.... the Dictatorship didn't kill Argentinians....Argentinians killed Argentinians... and the murderers still walk amongst you....you live in a seriously fucked up cuntry ....

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 08:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @21 Frank, & thats why we don't want them or their ridiculous claims here

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 09:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    “Beef, we don't need weapons, sooner or later las Malvinas will be in our hands, again, without killing anybody, that's the British way, not our way.”

    Funny that. I recall Argentina invading in 1982, ignoring a UN Security Council resolution to get out and resulting in a lot of killing. Killing and giving the middle finger to the UN - the Argentine way...

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    The 'Chilean Sea Bass' fishery (= Toothfish) takes around 2500 tpa caught by 9 boats from UK, Spain, NZ, Chile, Uruguay & South Africa, with International Observation.

    ”The fishery has recently been re-certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainably managed. This is the most important fishery for South Georgia, with licenses generating around £2.5 million in income.”

    Sustainably managed fisheries are so rare around the South American continent that the managers of this fishery are to be praised - especially as there is miniscule secondary impact on birdlife and fish by-catch.

    This is a real success story for the region.

    Jan 29th, 2011 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    this all sounds very fishy to me, the argies are up to something [again]
    but then again as our enemies used to say said, I don’t trust the British, never have, never will, they will always turn up when you least expect them????
    1830s/ 1980s / 2011,s

    Jan 30th, 2011 - 12:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Haven't you guys figured it out yet... we don't take you seriously, you're amusing that's the whole reason why we're here.

    You come here and you pretend to be experts on a continent you know nothing about, other than what you read on the papers. Statistics... percentages, Mercopress? haha.. you don't know dick.. and if you really thought the UK could keep Malvinas that would be enough for you, it just shows how insecure you all are.

    Keep up the good work..

    Jan 30th, 2011 - 01:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    errr .... we have kept the Falklands ... for 178 ... oops, no, my mistake, 179 years whereas .... you've not managed to keep them for more than a couple of months on the two occassions that you tried to steal them.

    Will we continue to keep them? Of course .... can't see anything preventing it :-)

    Jan 30th, 2011 - 02:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    “Keep up the good work..”

    It's nice to be appreciated...thanks for that Martin.
    Cheers from the Falkland Islands (Still British I believe)
    :-)

    Jan 30th, 2011 - 04:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Are there no adults on this website.
    I was hoping that there might be educated people in South America -surely there must be some?....
    does nobody have the desire or ability to engage inserious discussion?
    This is the most uneducated website I have ever encountered.

    Jan 30th, 2011 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (29)
    Nope....
    Please go away ....

    Jan 30th, 2011 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Still nobody willing to provide the Argentina case for claiming South Georgia ??? Does NOBODY have ANY idea what the basis of their Government's claim is ???

    Jan 30th, 2011 - 11:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (31)
    I do.....

    Jan 30th, 2011 - 11:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Your best effort was “ It's difficult .... ” !

    Jan 30th, 2011 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    That was yesteryear.....

    Jan 30th, 2011 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Is it a secret then :-)

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think



    .”

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 12:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    wow......how compelling.

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 12:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Jup......

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 12:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Hmmmm ..... hardly convincing.

    Still I suppose that if it's a secret that would at least explain why Argentina doesn't take it to the ICJ !

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Nnnnnnnnope......

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 08:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    “You come here and you pretend to be experts on a continent you know nothing about”

    Considering the fact that I grew up in Argentina, I think I know a thing or two...

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 08:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (41) J.A. Roberts Ver. 1:1

    Suuuuure ........
    Suddenly, after God knows how many postings in here you “remembered” that you “ Grew up in Argentina”
    Suuuuuure :-))))))

    Well............
    Following your own definitions.......
    That only detracts from your credibility .....

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 09:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    Think, If you took the time, and I'm sure you have a lot of it, you'll see this is not new. I've stated it before.

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    No time for turnips......

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 12:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    Erm, if you don't have time for turnips DoubleThink why the post at #42?

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    “Are there no adults on this website. ...does nobody have the desire or ability to engage in serious discussion?...”

    Nope....Please go away .... (Think @ #30)

    No, just steer away from my postings, your juvenile attitude and behaviour is not welcome.

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 12:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (46)
    “Juvenile” ...
    At my age that's a compliment!
    Now .................... please go away.......

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    26 Martin_Fierro
    'Haven't you guys figured it out yet... we don't take you seriously, you're amusing that's the whole reason why we're here'

    In that case we are obviously meant for each other, because you've given me plenty of laughs.
    I actually don't care whether you take us seriously or not. I only pay attention when you post lies about the Falkland Islands, a place that you clearly know nothing about. And then I correct them, just in case anyone sensible is watching who might be misled by your nonsense.
    You're actually providing a valuable service in giving us the opportunity to tell people the truth about life in the Falklands and our relationship with Argentina. So you go right ahead.

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    #47
    OK, you're old enough to know better - now act your age.

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (49)
    Iwill throw my toys out of the pram AND spit my dummy!

    Please go away.....

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    So ....... still no reason yet?

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 11:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    See post No. 36

    Jan 31st, 2011 - 11:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    There are times when I suspect you are suffereing from Early-onset Alzheimer's old man .......

    No reasons given = no reasons exist !

    The ICJ will be really impressed when Argentina get the balls to go there ....... which is also highly unlikely :-)

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 01:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Nope....
    That “nasty German gentleman” hasn't visited me yet........
    What about you... Lad?

    Anything “up there” for him to visit?
    Or just some spongy tissue soaked with cynicism......

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 06:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    But ....... how would you know ??

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Easy…..

    As long as I can see through the thick British hypocrisy fog, I’m perfectly sound :-)

    And you?

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Ahead of you .... all the way !

    :-)

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    I can see through it very clearly today :-)

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/8295466/WikiLeaks-cables-show-Government-was-playing-false-over-Lockerbie-bomber.html

    Can you?

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Yes ... I see through your attempts at distraction .... still unable to lay out Argentina's claim to South Georgia?

    Waster!

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    maybe they are going to claim the southern Africa coast next. after all it fronts onto “their sea”(as they like to call the South Atlantic) ha ha.

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    It ends in the south pole just in case that google has an info blockade on Argentine maps. the Chileans are already there :)
    2.5 million in fishing licences without paying taxes could be a big problem that could reach international court of justice.
    a word some retards like to use a lot, some people choose to risk being economicaly displaced.
    clues
    overfishing China
    never underestimate the human condition,
    the power of greed or hunger.

    Feb 04th, 2011 - 05:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    I(diot) - Argentina can't even successfully pursue its spurious claim for the Falkland Islands, so how do you reckon that it's going to manage to grab areas of Antartica which already have previous claimants?

    ICJ ? Argentina take the UK to the ICJ? .....lol, funny that ... really funny!

    Feb 04th, 2011 - 05:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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