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Falklands’ aquaculture advances with development of brown trout pilot farm

Thursday, November 21st 2013 - 18:34 UTC
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One of the Falklands leading Seafood Companies, Fortuna, has invested in a pilot brown trout farm facility in the Falkland Islands. The project is lead by Simon Hardcastle, a Falkland Islander with experience of fish farming both in Scotland and in earlier projects in the Islands. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    Fingers crossed then folks!

    Nov 21st, 2013 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Watch out Argies, something fishy going on here.

    Nov 21st, 2013 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Economic diversification!

    Exactly what the Falklands need and are practising.

    Nov 21st, 2013 - 10:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    As birds flying from Argentina prove Argentine sovereignty according to TMBOA (Copyright Chris R), the Sea Trout from the River Lune in Lancashire and the House Sparrows and Bluebuzzers from UK provide the British counterclaim.

    Also the variegated Elderberries at various spots came from the UK, as I would reckon the Macrocarpa as a popular Victorian plant would have migrated from the UK, along with the Tansy plants near Ajax Bay- sovereignty proved.

    Hope the fishery goes well.

    Nov 21st, 2013 - 11:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Good on you Simon.
    We need more people with vision.
    There's no doubt about sovereignty, Pete.
    And it's got nowt to do with our noisy western neighbours!
    South Atlantic British & proud of it.

    Nov 22nd, 2013 - 09:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    When smart people graft hard, innovate and are left alone by the government their productivity invariably increases and everyone benefits. It's a wonder that model hasn't caught on elsewhere on the continent.

    Nov 22nd, 2013 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    In the Scottish Rock Garden Club website, there was a request from the lady below for information on native plants in the Falklands.
    She is visiting there in Feb 2014. Any Falklanders with information on places to visit would be of great assistance.
    By the way, we even have some Argentinians in the SRGC. !

    Julia Corden
    Manager of
    Explorers' Garden, Pitlochry

    Nov 22nd, 2013 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    Yes, good fortune to the project; should be no adverse impact on local wild fish populations through escapes or other mishaps. Seems to have safe potential, see: Trout around the world

    Nov 22nd, 2013 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    I released a brown trout just this morning!

    Nov 22nd, 2013 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Argyll doing trade with Falklands ...they also supply Chile with kit....
    Sweetcorn ...those Trout go crazy for it.......

    One fish ----> > Two fish ----> > ----> >
    Red fish...Blue fish...

    Nov 22nd, 2013 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    But why Brown trout?
    Most - if not all - research shows that 'triploid' Rainbows give best rate of return.
    What am I missing here?

    Nov 23rd, 2013 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @7 Clyde 15

    She will find some real gems-but I am going from memory and am not an Islander who lives there now.


    My apologies Isolde, for being flippant there-some of the Argentine claims are so stupid they deserve to be lampooned.

    I'm glad you' know' where you are as opposed to 'thinking'you are 'in' South America!!!!

    Nov 23rd, 2013 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Maybe because they are either “tougher”, easier to keep and being slower growing, have a better flavour and conversely a better price on the market ?

    Nov 24th, 2013 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Got it figured, Clyde.
    Triploids are tougher to farm, more costly, have a higher mortality rate through to harvest, and there is no problem of genetic mixing problems with the local stocks.
    Simples when you get the grey matter working.

    Nov 24th, 2013 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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