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Falklands’ fishing company seeking good management label from MSC

Friday, November 30th 2012 - 06:15 UTC
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For the first time a Falkland Islands fishing company is seeking to have its good management certificated by the internationally recognised Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    Well, as the Argentine government can't manage to piss in a pot they have no chance to achieve independent certification for their fisheries.

    But heh, why bother with assessment? Jut put the logo on the packaging anyway and ignore another International Trade complaint went it comes in, it’s the Argentine way after all.

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Huntsman Extraordinaire

    The Article says it's the Falklands asking for it Chris...

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Will Argentina send a flotiila of fishermen on a poaching mission to ensure the Falklands waters can't be deemed a sustainable stock?

    They've been threatening to overfish for a long time.

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argie

    3 idlehands
    I'm afraid you should have choosen idlebrains instead.

    Argentina does not poach. Our country fishes within her territorial waters.

    By the way, those islands you mention, are placed within Argentine territorial waters, disputed but real.

    It does bother me not, however. I respect the rights of the islanders who have been there for more than 6 generations.


    Nov 30th, 2012 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Furry-Fat-Feck

    @4 Argie (#)
    Nov 30th, 2012 - 01:58 pm

    “It does bother me not, however. I respect the rights of the islanders who have been there for more than 6 generations. ”

    So if you respect their wishes you will accept that fishing in their waters without their permission is in fact poaching.

    Besides. It is closer to 8 generations. Even more in some cases.

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    4 Argie
    Oh no - an Argentine throwing playground insults for 5 year olds. I think I'm going to cwy & cwy & cwy

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    2 Huntsman Extraordinaire

    Yes, I DID realise that.

    And what do you think AG are going to do when they do? (Please see 1) :o)

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ErneLatAm

    Some clarifications:
    1) The company is looking for the MSC certification of local Toothfish fishery (not that clear at the article)
    2) Toothfish stock is shared not just with Argentina mainland, but also with Chile and Peru, believe it or not
    3) MSC is discussing currently new standard which requires some level of coordination between all the countries operating over the same stock to meet the minimum score to pass. That will make difficult this process.
    4) Argentina has currently three MSC certified fisheries: scallops, anchovy and hoki. It is the only country in Latin America, together with Mexico, having certified fisheries.

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 04:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Seems an ok thing for the FFC to do; wouldn't be affected by sovereignty really...

    Nov 30th, 2012 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    another 'token' BK post.

    BK, you seem to just show up at the end, to post something, anything, innocuous or irrelevant.

    Granted, that's better than finding something negative to say, but it begs the question, “do you get paid by the Thread, or by the Post??”

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 05:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    8 ErneLatAm

    Then how do RG justify the continuance of approval given TMBOA is on record instructing the fishing fleets to damage the stocks so that the Falklands (there are STILL no Malvinas, you pratts) suffer depravation?

    This is clearly against the MSC registration.

    I will need to pursue this matter with MSC.

    Dec 01st, 2012 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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