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Falklands' fishing victims of UK Brexit deal, claims Fortuna

Friday, March 9th 2018 - 04:49 UTC
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“The UK has sold out Falklands fishing for a Brexit era deal,” fishing company Fortuna Ltd Director James Wallace told Penguin News this week. He was replying to much general speculation as to why a Falkland Islands company with a long history of participation in the South Georgia toothfish fishery was refused licenses this season. Read full article


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  • Roger Lorton

    Bit of a leap considering that:

    a) Brexit hasn't happened yet;

    b) that fisheries negotiations have not yet begun but the EU opening position is that it wishes to maintain the current situation, and;

    c) didn't they get fined last year in circumstances that raised questions about whether they'd get a future licence?

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 02:35 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Swede

    @ Clem and his/her sock puppets: You have been posting this crap a couple of years now already, but it is still “25 years”. You can continue for another 25 years, but it will not happen. 1) England is not a political entity. 2) Even if “England” could return something, to whom would it return it. 3) Islas Malvinas are in Chile, and could not be “returned” to anybody. You had better stop this nonsense.

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Mr. Lorton...

    Funny how you always repeat your Mantra to Engrish and Argies alike..., that it is only them Islanders who have the right to decide all things around them Islands...

    But..., as soon as some criticism against the perfidious Albion arouses from them Kelpers or them Belongers..., you immediately point your crooked Engrish copper finger at them...;-)

    I suppose a bobby never really retires...

    Anyhow... :
    1) I Think you are right... They got fined last year and their licences are listed as “suspended”...

    2) What sweet Mr Wallace “forgets” to mention is that all the actors he names in the article (Fortuna Ltd., Riljer SA and Georgia Seafoods) are fully or partially owned by an EU Dago (Spanish) Fishing Conglomerate...

    3) What sweet Mr Wallace also “forgets” to mention is that he is the well paid director of the aforementioned EU Dago (Spanish) Fishing Conglomerate in them windblown Malvinas Islands...

    Me dear Kelpers...
    If you are reading this..., please remember that them 65,000,000 Engrish have recently voted to kick them Dago fishermen out of their waters...
    As you..., Squatting Kelpers..., recently voted to remain Engrish...


    Mar 10th, 2018 - 04:37 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Islander1

    Think- 99.8% in the Referendum voted to remain a British Overseas Territory- NOT an English one - there is a big difference in those 2 words - ask 60% of the Scots - most of the Welsh- most of the Northern Irish - Gibraltarians- Falkland Islanders - etc etc.
    Post Brexit Fishing- Yep Falkland Islands and Vigo and province will need sort pout our own direct mutual arrangement.

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 08:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Mr. Timlander1...

    1) I have explained it to you many times before me dear Kelper... I'll try again...:
    For us Espanish Espeaking Argies..., the words “Engrish”..., “Brutish” and “United Kondomian” are interchangeable synonyms...

    2) Post Brexit Fishing - NOPE..., Falkland/Malvinas Islands and Vigo and province will not be able to to have your own direct mutual arrangement..., matey...
    Vigo and province will still be in the EU...
    Falkland/Malvinas Islands will be out...
    Simples..., really...

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • LEPRecon


    Firstly most of the Welsh also voted to leave Europe. Secondly the UK voted as a whole, not country by country. So, as in all true democracies, the wishes of the MAJORITY wins out.

    I am fully behind the right to self determination, and would willingly defend the Falklands and Gibraltar's right to choose you own future, so the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar can choose to do what you like.

    Remain with the UK, leave, join the EU, it really is all up to you. You, as the people, have the power. But the majority of people shouldn't be held hostage by the wants of a minority.

    And face it, if the EU had reformed, like the British were asking them too (and it wasn't unreasonable what the UK was asking...TRANSPARENCY of where ALL the money goes, and tighter immigration controls across the EU), then the vote may have gone the other way.

    The EU is not democratic. The EU is one of the biggest dangers to democracy in the world today. The EU wants it's own military, so basically if we'd've stayed then HM Forces would no longer be under British control, but under the control of UNELECTED bureaucrats who are accountable to NO ONE.

    These same bureaucrats who started the war in the Ukraine by supporting the detractors of the rightfully elected President and promising to help them out (yes the President was corrupt but he was democratically elected...and it was up to the people of Ukraine to decide whether to remove him, not a foreign power), which in turn lead to the annexation of Crimea by Russia, causing a civil war...and then the EU crawled away from the mess they made.

    I don't want to be a part of a totalitarian dictatorship and the sooner we're out of the EU the better. And don't be fooled by the leftist leaning media who only spread 'doom and gloom'. The EU is crapping itself because it realises that it can't afford to let the UK go...hence why they're desperately trying to undermine the democratically decided referendum result.

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    Think, there's a negotiation taking place. The EU's stated position is that the existing arrangements should remain in place. The UK has not stated a position as yet. If the negotiation goes the EU's way then the Islanders' fishing arrangements will remain unaffected.

    If not, I'm sure that there's a Korean company awaiting around the corner. Something for the islanders to decide upon of course, thank you for mentioning it.

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 11:14 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Islander1

    Lepcom. Was not meaning the Brexit vote varying around the UK - just that ALL Scots-WeLsh etc are Scots-WelsH Firsat - and then 2nd- many of them are British. Same with us- we call ourselveds Falkland Islanders first - then proud to be Britiish also.
    Totally agree re EEC- my preference would have been for 50-5% to vote in and 49.5% vote for out - that might have persuaded Brussels to reform a bit.
    Vigo and area of Spain wants to carry on fishing here in their partnerships with FI Companies so am sure a deal will be found if required.

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 11:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think


    If Vigo and Galicia..., an autonomous community of Spain wants to carry on fishing down here in partnerships with FI Companies..., they can do as much as they fancy...

    As long as they pay the predetermined import tariffs for Extracommunitary products entering the EU...

    If you really want to know how difficult it can get for you Kelpers and your Spanish associates..., I suggest you to read about the 20 years long “Banana War”... which ended just a couple of years ago...

    UGLY READING..., I warn you....

    Mar 11th, 2018 - 12:30 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • portman

    deepest sympathy. the independent judiciary will rule - ok!.

    Mar 11th, 2018 - 01:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • James Marshall

    '....For us Espanish Espeaking Argies..., the words “Engrish”..., “Brutish” and “United Kondomian” are interchangeable synonyms...

    Bit like people, population and inhabitants....yet you still have trouble with the latter and not the former.

    Mar 11th, 2018 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • BrianFI

    Think. Fortuna is owned 100% by falkland islanders, the other two companies are owned by Fortuna and other business partners.

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Mr. BrianFi...
    Me dear squatting Kelper...
    I STRONGLY advice you to check and update your information sources...

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • BrianFI

    Think, its you that needs to update your sources. Fortuna is 100% locally owned by a Falkland Islander.
    “Fortuna has developed along with the prosperity of the Falkland Islands. It was the first locally owned company to fish in Falklands waters shortly after the declaration of the Islands' conservation zones in 1987 and over the years has become a leading privately owned Falklands' company.” chuckle chuckle

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Mr. BrianFi...

    Your level of naivety is really heartbreaking...

    I STRONGLY adviced you to check and update your information sources..., and te only thing you do is to o into the company's own webpage an cut and paste a paragraph of hollow phrases..., of nothingness..., of unanswered questions...

    AGAIN..., me dear squatting Kelper...

    I STRONGLY advice you to check DEEPER and update your information sources...

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • BrianFI


    I know the man who owns Fortuna, its the father is Mr James Wallace. All companies here are owned by falkland islanders.

    I THINK you need to actually do some research and stop speculating chuckle chuckle

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Now we are talking... laddie...

    Firstly...: Everybody knows everybody somehow in them windblown Islands...

    Secondly...: If you really know the owner of Fortuna Ltd. well..., I'm sure he will be thrilled and most happy about the prospect of answering your questions about his private economy and immediately explain to you all those complicated financial dispositions about mayority and minority ownership of all them companies in Malvinas..., Uruguay..., Spain and Holland....

    Don't youTHINK so...?

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • BrianFI

    all that info is available to the public already.

    i THINK you should learn about Ltd companies

    chuckle chuckle

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    “ All that info is available to the public already.”..., you say...
    Would you mind to share it...?

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 11:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • BrianFI

    its available at the town hall in Stanley

    chuckle chuckle

    Mar 13th, 2018 - 12:22 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • James Marshall

    Don't tell me..... Think is baking again......unless he is busy visiting the Town Hall......maybe he will have a comeback tomorrow....let us wait and see, it was getting quite exciting wondering who had their facts right.....

    so who was it....Think or Brian?

    Mar 14th, 2018 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • cryptojane

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Mar 16th, 2018 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Den

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Mar 18th, 2018 - 05:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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