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Falkland Islands Government position on fishing exports post-Brexit

Wednesday, December 2nd 2020 - 16:41 UTC
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The Falkland Islands Government, both here and in London, have worked hard over the past four years to ensure that the impact of Brexit on the Falkland Islands was fully understood by the UK government. Read full article


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  • Think


    We are all hoping for the best...

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Dec 02nd, 2020 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Up to 18% or 6% as stated elsewhere on Mercopress?

    Dec 02nd, 2020 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Not MercoPress..., nor them Kelpers..., nor the UK..., nor even frail, humble me are going to decide the tariffs percentages the EU decides to levy on the Malvinas fish..., copper...

    Lets just hope the Royal Navy shows them bloody European Foreigners thats there is a new sheriff in town by ramming those Dago fishingboats.... (As seen in CW l..., CW Il and CW III agaist Iceland)...

    Don't you agree...?

    Dec 02nd, 2020 - 10:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    So, if the EU have yet to decide on tariff rates, what's the problem? Things were always going to change. Some adjustment will be necessary. That has been obvious for some years now.

    The FIG sell fishing licences. They may need to review who they sell them too.

    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 12:07 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Me dear brummie ex- copper...

    You say...:
    ***“The FIG sell fishing licences. They may need to review who they sell them too.”***

    I say...:
    As a “Malvinas Issue” fairly informed subject of the Engrish Crown..., you may recall that...:

    1) Argentina withdrew from the joint UK-Argie South Atlantic Fishery Commission when the Malvinas/Falklands FIG(leaf) decided..., unilaterally..., to sell fishing licences with a validity of 25 years instead of the previously agreed 1 year validity ones...

    2) Those fishing licences with a validity of 25 years were (and are) sold to “Kelper-Spanish Joint Venture Companies”..., where the Spanish part does all the work and the Kelpers all the rubber stamping... (Kind of a “Nigerian Ship Registry”..., capisce....)

    3) Curiously enough..., the resulting few Kelper Squidllonaires created by that maneuvre..., are today..., heavily represented in the FIG(leaf) as “Honourables”...
    (If you can't Google who they are..., I'll could guide you..., lad)

    Anyhow..., a we all know that them Engrish due to their “Glorious Colonial History” hold the world record in broken/disrespected international treaties and agreements..., It shouldn't be a problem for you guys to send them Dagos packing from the windblown Isles..

    That would make poor auld El Think very happy...
    Chuckle... chuckle....

    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 09:21 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • BrianFI

    Roger Lorton. Loligo will be 6% tariff. Fish will be 18%.

    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think


    Just for the fun of it...

    - Lets assume for a second that poster BrianFI info is correct and that the EU will only levy a 6% tariff to the “Loligo Gahi” squid..., species that amounts to ~15-20% of the Malvinas annual squid catch...

    - Which percent of tariff do you Think... the EU will levy to the “Illex Argentinus” squid..., species that amounts to ~85- of the Malvinas annual squid catch...?

    - That is..., taking into serious consideration the recently cannonades of tariffs announcments like the 30% British tariff on French Cheese and the 50% EU tariff on British Lamb....?


    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BrianFI

    I THINK you should read the Taric codes you keep posting. Processed squid is 20%, unprocessed is 6%............ also barely any Falklands Illex goes to the EU. Goes to the Far East.

    I THINK you have no clue what you are talking about

    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    What a blatant ignorance of facts this BrianFI shows...:

    I HAVE NOT posted any “taric” codes... nowhere..., ever...

    Illex Argentinus is..., in volume and value..., the absolute main squid species exported from Malvinas to the EU through Spain...

    Same Illex Argentinus that I..., these days..., find (properly declared as such on them frozen bags) at any European supermarket chain at incredibly reduced prices...!
    Between two and three Euros for a 500 grams bag...
    A veritable steal...!
    -Undoubtly the colapse of the European Catering Sector due to Covid19 has ruined the market for products as Calamari Rings...

    Anyhow..., I will now leave this ignorant fella “BrianFI” alone...
    - Its the start of the CRUISE SEASON in Malvinas-Falklands and he must surely be on his way to the beaches to sell some Chinese plush penguins to the soon arriving cruise ships passengers...


    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaczac121

    God you guys make it seem like it actually matters...

    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    ...and what exactly are you trying to sell? Certainly not plaster figurines of CFK...

    Change your focus on the enjoyable aspects of the devil fish...

    Calamari rings are excellent when prepaired properly so not to be tough.

    Breaded fried rings are very popular — but Japanese tempura fried squid is outstanding.

    The particular seafood delight is absolutely delicious when creatively prepared and I submit one of many that I personally enjoy:

    Another beautiful Summer's day here in Chile!


    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BrianFI

    I THINK you have no idea again. Illex goes to far east, only a small amount to EU.

    Of course it matters Zac

    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Thanks for the inspiration Shicuréo...
    The local Domino's Pizza opens in five minutes...
    Una bella pizza con anelli de totani al forno per questa sera...!
    It's freaking cold up here btw... northern wind from the snowy alps...~4 degrees...

    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Zaczac121

    @Brian, sorry it does matter, but many of us don’t really care, but maybe that’s because I am a pleb in Kent lol

    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Thunk, I am fully aware of the Falklanders/Spanish vested interests and their representation.

    As I said, some adjustment will be necessary.

    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    ***“Some adjustments wil be necessary”***..., huhhhh?
    Coming from the lips of an Engrish bobby..., those words sound disturbingly ominous...

    What's in store for them Dagos...?
    A wery slow keelhauling..., mayhaps...?
    Or abandoning them on the ice to be eaten by them polar bears...?

    Dec 03rd, 2020 - 11:57 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    How bad can learning Mandarin be?

    Dec 04th, 2020 - 12:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr. Roger Lorton...

    Don't ya Think that's just a bit too harsh..., copper...?
    I was Thinking 'bout some individual exemplary punishment...
    You instead..., want to honkongmize them whole windblown Isles...!

    Dec 04th, 2020 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    Negotiating new contracts requires some understanding of the other side's language, Thunk. Of course, there may be many languages for contacts.

    The FIG will continue to sell licences. It may be the Spanish that lose out.

    Dec 05th, 2020 - 12:00 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    I like your Anglo Jack Sparrowian plan..., copper...!

    Steal everything them Spaniard Dagos have worked hard for...

    Ally with the Chinks..., and lower costs by crewing them ghost squid fishing boats with the souls of executed prisoners...

    That's the Engrish spirit... ;-)

    Dec 05th, 2020 - 08:55 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    Spanish dagos + work hard? In the same sentence, Thunk? Hardly the way of traditional British thinking. And what's your problem with Asians? Now they are grafters. It's just business old 'un. Things are going to have to change. For the UK and the BOTs. Never fear change. It's just the way of things.


    Dec 05th, 2020 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Nothing at all against Ching Chongs..., copper...

    - It just sounds that way to your sensible Engrish ears..., when I use any of them many Engrish created derogarory terms to refer to them Gooks..., in a language I'm very bad at (Engrish)...

    As a humble Patagonian that looong ago has chosen to intake most of his H2O from a well Wabi-sabied Edo period Hagi chawan..., I can only applaud yout sugestion to the Malvinas Local Administrators to go headfirst into a deep carnal economic relationship with China...


    Dec 05th, 2020 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    That special liquid your friends are drinking right now is Champagne as they've successfully “convinced” your very wealthy brethren to increase their off shoring assets and earnings. (They've been doing it for decades — but it's going to accelerate exponentially now.)

    “Argentina's Senate passed a tax on about 12,000 of the country's richest people on Friday, to pay for coronavirus measures including medical supplies and relief for the poor and small businesses.”

    Sounds wonderful doesn't it?

    Tax the rich and distribute it to the poor... ...sounds so nobile and just...

    ...and your wonder why your enormously resource rich country never really progresses... ...and the current poverty there is dismal with many in misery...

    They're of course planning a similar scheme of larceny here as well...

    There are incredibly more billionaires in China than there are in the USA.
    Communism is making their loyal party members incredibly wealthy and China is a perfect example of example of Orwell's 'Animal Farm'.

    “Creative Wealth Management” ...or should I say: “Asset Reallocation Deferal”

    Meanwhile, blame all your difficulties upon those English pirates...


    Dec 06th, 2020 - 01:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think



    Argie legislative chambers have been quite busy last couple of weeks....

    First they passed the law against taking any foreign debt without Congressional aproval...

    Then.., they aproved your above mentioned law about them Richy Rich 1% contribution against Covid19...

    Next... I.V.E.

    El Think è molto felice...


    Dec 06th, 2020 - 03:07 am - Link - Report abuse -1
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