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Falklands describes as 'positive', the outcome of fishery talks held in Argentina

Wednesday, May 16th 2018 - 19:20 UTC
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The renewed scientific cooperation between Falkland Islands/UK and Argentina should, in time, provide for better conservation of such resources, John Barton said The renewed scientific cooperation between Falkland Islands/UK and Argentina should, in time, provide for better conservation of such resources, John Barton said

The Falkland Islands has been positive about the outcome of the first round of fishery talks (May 14/15) referred to the South Atlantic, between Argentina and the United Kingdom. The talks in Buenos Aires, with Falklands representatives included in the UK delegation, emphasized on the exchange of scientific information and conservation of shared fishery resources in the South West Atlantic.

 A brief release from the Argentina foreign affairs ministry late Tuesday, said a second round of talks is scheduled for next November in London, but this was not mentioned in the Falklands announcement.

Follows the full release: “Positive outcome for Falkland Islands fishery talks”.

“Following two days of fisheries talks in Buenos Aires this week progress has been made in resuming the exchange of scientific data for the benefit of the South Atlantic region. The purpose of sharing information on fish and squid stocks is primarily to help ensure the sustainability of fisheries in South Atlantic waters, but may also have additional conservational benefits in future.

”This respects the agreement outlined within the Joint Communiqué between the UK and Argentina, which highlighted the need for improved cooperation and positive engagement on South Atlantic issues of mutual interest. The meeting took place in a constructive atmosphere and was very much about renewing and refreshing the SSC process (Scientific Sub-Committee)

“The delegations included representatives from UK and Argentine Governments, and the Falkland Island and Argentine fishery management organizations. The discussions addressed the renewal of some scientific work on Ilex and Southern Blue Whiting, as well as proposals for research cruises and the extension of the SSC agenda to include a wider range of species. Broader ecosystems issues were also considered, including the impact of fishing on seabirds and marine mammals.

”John Barton, Director of Natural Resources said: “The fisheries Scientific Sub-Committee meeting this week was a step in the right direction in terms of improving our understanding of shared resources. The renewed scientific cooperation between the Falkland Islands/United Kingdom and Argentina should, in time, provide for better conservation of such resources”.


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  • Brit Bob

    Seems to have been a gigantic u-turn...

    Argentina's Continental Shelf Claims - The UN CLCS Commission -March 2016 newspapers reported that the whole of Argentina's submission has been endorsed by the Commission of the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) with such headlines as By a ruling of the UN, Argentina will extend its maritime platform (Politica Argentina) ; New map of the maritime platform reaffirms the sovereignty of Malvinas with UN endorsement (ElCronista); Argentina enlarges its territory 35%, with a UN endorsement ...(La Capital). To add to this euphoric atmosphere the Argentine Foreign Minister stated, ''This is a historic opportunity for Argentina. We have taken a great step in the demarcation of the outer limit of our continental shelf; the most extensive boundary of Argentina and our border with humanity,'' Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra told La Nacion, which tomorrow will publicly announce the details of this resolution. (Susana Malcorra, quoted by Dinatale M, La Nacion, Argentina, 27 March 2016). The Argentine government called the decision a ''resounding success'', which was determined in early March in New York and supports the Argentine position on the existence of a dispute between the two countries, which will enable the country to move forward on projects offshore oil fields over areas not yet explored. This will involve expanding the oil business, as the maritime continental shelf space extends to Argentina.(UN endorsement of an Argentine proposal on Falklands, A Commission Adopted for the First Time the Recommendations on the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf and Admitted the Dispute with Great Britain, Dinatale M, La Nacion, Argentina 27 March 2016)

    Argentina's Continental Shelf Claims and The UN CLCA Commission (1 page):-

    Same government?

    May 17th, 2018 - 03:11 pm 0
  • Juana

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    May 20th, 2018 - 01:15 am 0
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