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  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 23:48 UTC

    2022 Was a Boom Year For Falklands Squid and Finfish Fleets

    The name LILIBET was proposed by Aimée, a pupil at Stanley Infant Junior School and Camp Education (Pic@LarusDom)

    Fisheries authorities in the Falkland Islands have said that 2022 was a bumper year for the squid and hake fishing fleets licenced by the territory. Sixteen ships caught a remarkable 101,166 tonnes of loligo squid; a catch that was exceeded only in 1989 when 118,120 tonnes were landed, although that record catch was achieved by almost three times as many ships.

  • Tuesday, December 20th 2022 - 12:32 UTC

    Non native species commercial farming back in the Falklands debate

    Dr Clausen said the outstanding task of strengthening our existing legislative framework for any fish farming activities is on the legislative timetable for 2024/25

    Responding to a question submitted by Sally Poncet, MLA Teslyn Barkman confirmed at the public meeting last week that there was no draft legislation to ban open pen large-scale salmon farming.

  • Friday, November 4th 2022 - 10:06 UTC

    Falklands' largest Loligo catches since 1989, but world conditions have changed dramatically

    Dr Andrea Clausen said the total catch for Loligo for 2022 reached 101,073 tons (the highest since 1989, when 118,721mt was caught by 55 vessels)

    Falkland Islands have experienced an extraordinary Loligo year with catches reaching 101,073 tons in the two season, 54,417 in the first and 43,216 in the second. However great volumes also have their shortcomings, particularly since Falklands' fishing industry this year has had to face dearer fuel and transport costs, and not all the catch has been sold.

  • Thursday, June 30th 2022 - 09:34 UTC

    Falklands new fisheries patrol vessel name: “Lilibet” in honor of Queen Elizabeth

    The new FPV will be operating from 2023 for the next fifteen years. The Damen Stan 5009 surveillance patrol model is a smaller, faster Coast Guard-style vessel.

    The Falkland Islands Government's new Fishery Patrol Vessel (FPV) provided under a 15-year contract by Seagull Maritime Limited, beginning in 2023, finally has a name, “Lilibet”. The name was put forward by schoolchild Aimee Walker following an open competition at both Falkland Islands Schools in May.

  • Saturday, November 6th 2021 - 09:38 UTC

    UK Overseas Territories in support of COP26 and marine biodiversity

    The statement did not include the Falkland Islands since they were holding a general election but their full support is anticipated

    The Association of United Kingdom Overseas Territories has published a joint statement in support of COP 26 and its commitment to protecting 30% of the world's oceans by 2030. The UK and its OTs are described as the world's fifth-largest marine estate.

  • Monday, June 14th 2021 - 01:19 UTC

    Lack of regional cooperation on fisheries could have ‘disastrous outcomes’ on Falklands finfish fishery

     Dr Andrea Clausen is the Director of the Falklands' National Resources Department. She has a PhD in Marine Biology from Bangor University

    An independent study of the Falkland Islands finfish fishery has found that lack of international cooperation over fish stocks straddling international boundaries to be one of ‘the most constraining factors to sustainable ecological and economic management of the [Falklands’] finfish fishery,’ adding that ‘it is also likely to have disastrous outcomes; a prediction supported by the current status of many, although not all, of the finfish stocks.’

  • Monday, May 10th 2021 - 06:08 UTC

    Falklands closes first Loligo season earlier; successful catch anticipated

    Dr Clausen explained Loligo are protected by not allowing fishing in the spawning grounds at any time – spatial management

    The Falkland Islands Loligo (Falkland Calamari) fishery, which holds two seasons a year, closed its first season of 2021 early – the northern part of the box on April 14 and the south on April 28, three days before the planned last day of May 1.

  • Saturday, March 6th 2021 - 09:30 UTC

    Falklands: lively debate on the possibility of a salmon farming industry

    Falklands possibility of a salmon farming industry

    The Falklands ocean coastal ecosystems are one of its biggest assets and, “its value is beyond measure,” commented Islander Josh Peck speaking against the introduction of a salmon-farming industry to the Falkland Islands, at last Tuesdays workshop on an environmental strategy held at the Chamber of Commerce, as reported by the Penguin News.

  • Wednesday, February 3rd 2021 - 09:30 UTC

    Falklands strict conditions to ensure “clean” vessels operate in the 2021 fishing season

    Jiggers and Trawlers in Stanley harbor waiting to collect their licenses to begin the fishing season (Pic Mike P. Evans)

    The Falkland Islands government issued a release on Tuesday announcing the “clean” conditions vessels entering territorial waters for the 2021 fishing season must meet, basically a minimum of two weeks quarantining at sea, no Covid-19 cases on board, and no crew members with Covid-19 symptoms.

  • Wednesday, September 16th 2020 - 07:00 UTC

    Islands' Bits and Bobs

    An Intra-Island Invasive Species and Biosecurity Protocol was considered by the Falkland Islands' Environmental Commmittee on September 3.

    As a result of Covid-19 impacts and restrictions the Falkland Islands' Department of Agriculture has redirected surplus funds towards a salary for a third Agricultural Advisor. Director of Natural Resources Andrea Clausen told the Agricultural Advisory Committee that the move had been made in light of the high workload on the current Advisors, particularly with the need to support the investigation of Responsible Wool Handling and of businesses managing a future of lower wool and red meat prices due to uncertainties in the world market, the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit.