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Falkland Islands establish record catch of Illex squid: 268.223 tons

Saturday, May 17th 2014 - 06:52 UTC
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Falkland Islands catches of Illex squid surpassed this week the previous record annual catch by 2,022 tons. That record was 266,201 tons in 1999 and Director of Natural Resources John Barton reported midmorning on Thursday that the 2014 catch had just has just overtaken that at 268,223 tons. Read full article


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  • Think

    You.................. lucky squatting poaching Kelper fismongers.

    May 17th, 2014 - 07:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    Its not luck its just Good business management.

    May 17th, 2014 - 09:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Apparently there's a massive fossilized dinosour been spotted in Chubut. Its even on BBC News.

    'Think' has finally been outed !!!

    May 17th, 2014 - 09:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mick23

    I find it impressive how a small group of segregated industrious people with limited resources can build such a grande future for themselves whereas their terrestrial bountifully resourced neighbours have such difficulty in eking out a day by day living.

    May 17th, 2014 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @1 Think
    Says the Danish Implant, living in Argy occupied Patagonia, Créole Republic Of native massacring, thieving bastards.

    May 17th, 2014 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Whats a “fismonger”, Think?
    We can't be poachers as its our own squid.
    We are not squatters as its our lslands(but you are a Patagonian squatter)
    We may be lucky, but we make our own luck……its called hard work.
    So really, there was little substance in your silly remark.

    May 17th, 2014 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Argentina “won” again!

    You would think by now some of the hoi polloi could have least put two and two together and come up with four instead continually taking in the crap TMBOA doles out on a daily basis.

    May 17th, 2014 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    I known this is out of place but here goes:-

    Its name is Crisitina Fernandez de Kirchner!

    May 17th, 2014 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    Thieves of shit. His real name is “Illex argentinus.”

    May 17th, 2014 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Wrong #8 & #9, its already been identified see post #3...

    ....and Josey, how many squid a week per islander is that?

    May 17th, 2014 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    They is British squids.

    May 17th, 2014 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2


    Think what is your opinion about the Cura Segundo the Chubut fishing businessman who the police found last year cocaine “catches” between his illex shipments to Spain??

    A big friend of Norberto Yahuar CFKs former Minister of Agriculture

    Now he threatens to shoot the judge whos in charge of the case.

    Is this nobody that became a millionaire from dusk to morning simply Yahuar's Testaferro??

    May 17th, 2014 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    God, you ignoramus, they are Squidilla Falklandese, specially reared to be caught by the FALKLAND ISLANDERS, in fact the FALKLANDERS have trained the nuclear penquins to herd them ashore, no need for fishing gear. Remember you heard it here first.

    May 17th, 2014 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    ”His real name is “Illex argentinus.”

    Who prefers being around the Falklands having escaped from Argentina.

    This squid is intelligent.

    May 17th, 2014 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @9 You poor, sad dumb dumb. It's a name, a tag, a label. Nothing else. You don't every one. Not least because they swim. And you have no control over where they swim from or to.

    But wait. ”His real name is “Illex argentinus.” So there's only one. Would this be a huge animal a mile across that spits out little copies on a regular basis? Or did you already catch it and kill it years ago?

    May 18th, 2014 - 08:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Illex Argentia.

    Easily recognisable.

    Blue and white colouring with a yellow stripe down the back.

    Nah not really, just surprised that Conqueror did not think of that one first.

    May 18th, 2014 - 03:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • carlinavarrete

    These squid are stolen, and stolen the floor dwelling kelpers. Return the Falkland Islands to Argentina.

    May 24th, 2014 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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