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Tag: Falklands' Fisheries Department

  • Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 03:12 UTC

    Falklands explore potential for small-scale commercial fishery with 20 focal species

    Chilean urchin  - Loxechinus albus (|Pic: SMSG)

    By Dr. Deborah Davidson - The South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) has been established since March 2012, and already has an expanding team of 12 employees based in Stanley (one of whom is a PhD student), five international PhD students, and three employees based in Ascension Island and one working in Saint Helena - all on various projects.

  • Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 01:44 UTC

    Falklands: Slow start but sprint finish for 2014 squid fishery

    Up to now 187,500 tons of Illex have been caught in Falkland waters, making it the second best Illex catch after the bumper year of 1999.

    In the last 25 years, the squid fishery has been one of the major contributors to the economy of the Falkland Islands. It is unique in the world as about 80 per cent of the total annual catch is squid. Both Illex and Loligo squid have annual life cycles, with a new generation recruiting into the fishery every year