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Falklands: Slow start but sprint finish for 2014 squid fishery

Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 01:44 UTC
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In the last 25 years, the squid fishery has been one of the major contributors to the economy of the Falkland Islands. It is unique in the world as about 80 per cent of the total annual catch is squid. Both Illex and Loligo squid have annual life cycles, with a new generation recruiting into the fishery every year Read full article


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  • ilsen

    Lovely £squids. Well Done to all concerned!

    May 07th, 2014 - 03:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Interesting link at the end of the article.

    “In one case three crew jumped ship because they wished to phone their families. Once that had been done they were content to return to their vessel”

    Content? or forced by that “fig” thing..

    May 07th, 2014 - 04:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost


    Rejection is a terrible thing to live with Marcos; like the girl you lost, you need to move on and let go all your bitterness....

    May 07th, 2014 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Marco - shut up of provide some evidence of your false suggestions.

    May 07th, 2014 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    @2 - Good old wild accusations that Argentines will tell themselves and then firmly believe. All based on an obsession to hate, vilify and accuse. No facts. No evidence. Just a deep sense of injustice. Injustice! They cry. Injustice!

    May 07th, 2014 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @2 Marcos Alejandro
    Threatened with “special rendition” to Gitmo.

    The fishing fleets down there, are known to have in their crews supporters of Al Qaida in the Islamic S. Atlantic.

    Time to increase the military deployment in theatre.

    Purely defensive of course.

    May 07th, 2014 - 05:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    Illex argentinus catches were of 180.000 tons???
    And the doryteuthis gahi, aka loligo gahi, aka loligo patagónica, aka patagonian squid, aka calamar patagónico, that you can find all over the patagonian coasts, is the little one, very well known and eaten that we call “calamarete” or “calamaretis”.

    May 07th, 2014 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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