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Falklands describes start of second Loligo season this year as “exceptional”

Friday, September 11th 2020 - 08:48 UTC
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Director of Natural Resources Dr Andrea Clausen told the Fisheries Committee revealed that some 17,000 tons of Loligo had been taken by August 24. Director of Natural Resources Dr Andrea Clausen told the Fisheries Committee revealed that some 17,000 tons of Loligo had been taken by August 24.

The Falkland Islands' second Loligo season this year has had an “exceptional start” the Director of Natural Resources Dr. Andrea Clausen told the Fisheries Committee last Thursday.

About 17,000 tons had been taken by August 24.

The committee was also given a scientific presentation on a biomass survey in July that indicated that the total biomass of loligo in Falklands waters (92,194 tons) was the second highest for the second season since 2006 (second only to 2018).

However, Dr Alexander Arkhipkin explained that high biomass did not necessarily mean a large catch – density is a more important factor than biomass, he said.

The Fisheries Committee also heard that research during the first Loligo season had shown improvements in marine mammal and seabird bycatch mortalities, but that net entanglement remained an issue and that experiments needed to be carried out using faster sinking nets.

Dr Clausen said that hake catches were still reasonable but that stocks were being monitored closely with a full report to come.

The committee was given an initial presentation and was told that 30,000 tonnes had been caught by August 24 this year, second only to last year’s record. (Penguin News)

Categories: Fisheries, Falkland Islands.

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  • Islander1

    pc 2020- Do please tell me which of my bills the UK taxpayer pays for me? Only one I knpw of is defence and all Br subjects have that paid for in all British Territories- ours costs half of one percent of the whole UK defence budget- and that would be spent anyway elsewhere if not here and the force commanders all speak of the excellent training they are able to do when here.
    Beyond that you will find that our taxes here pay for everything else- our health-education-roads-etc.

    Sep 12th, 2020 - 01:44 am +5
  • Pugol-H

    “MAR ARGENTINO” no, you mean the S. Atlantic, we are talking about here, British Territory.

    Just remember where the line is, then remember to stay your side of it.

    Tiny defence budget.

    Sep 11th, 2020 - 10:23 pm +3
  • Pugol-H

    “South America”, we are talking about the S. Atlantic/Antarctic, where the Spanish never went.

    You can keep S. America, we don’t care, but you cannot have any British S. Atlantic/Antarctic Territory,

    We have been there since long before you Thieving, Creole Conquistador, Planter Bastards from the North ever arrived in our part of the world, i.e. the S. Atlantic/Antarctic.

    So suck it up Pibito, just like they taught you in La Campora.

    Sep 13th, 2020 - 02:29 pm +3
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