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Montevideo, September 26th 2020 - 00:05 UTC

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  • Friday, September 11th 2020 - 09:30 UTC

    Falklands fishing industry disappointed with Islands' management of Brexit issues

    Mike Summers claimed that there was a “real danger” of the Maritime Authority losing touch with “realities”

    Falklands' fisheries company Fortuna Ltd’s Stuart Wallace said at a meeting of Fisheries Committee last week that he was “disappointed” with the level of engagement about Brexit between FIG and the fishing industry.

  • Saturday, February 29th 2020 - 07:40 UTC

    Falklands' government and fishing companies agree accord to underpin future of the industry

    The Chairman of FIFCA Stuart Wallace, and the Falkland Islands Government Chief Executive, Barry Rowland, sign the Falkland Islands Fishery Accord

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) and the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association (FIFCA) have agreed an Accord to underpin the future of the industry. The Accord acknowledges that the Falkland Islands has a strong commitment to quality, sustainability and the environment.

  • Friday, December 6th 2019 - 09:40 UTC

    Falklands' fishing companies question government's decision to increase toothfish and calamari fishery fees

    Stuart Wallace said: “Frankly the high quality and confidence developed in the ITQ process was destroyed by the process and the result of the ITQ extension.”

    Falkland Islands fishing company representatives led by Stuart Wallace of Fortuna Ltd condemned the 50% rise in toothfish and calamari fishery fees at the Fisheries Committee meeting.

  • Thursday, March 28th 2019 - 09:15 UTC

    Falklands' fleet will incorporate state of the art trawler in 2021

    Stewart Wallace (right) in representation of Fortuna Ltd during the contract ceremony at the Nodosa yard offices

    The Falkland Islands will add to its registered fleet a state of the art trawler which should be operational by 2021 belonging to a local joint venture company, Petrel Fishing Company Ltd. In early 2019, the Board of Fortuna Ltd approved the construction of a new trawler to join their current fleet of five trawlers. The vessel will be owned and operated by Fortuna Joint Venture Company - “Petrel Fishing Company Ltd”.

  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Brexit and the Falkland Islands: Potentially catastrophic?

    Fishing vessel in Falklands waters - In 2017 all loligo squid imported to Spain came from the Falklands

    Brexit could be “potentially catastrophic,” for the Falklands according to a recent UK newspaper article. And by all accounts it could have a serious impact if heavy tariffs were applied to goods exported from the Islands into the EU. But just how bad could it be?

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 09:23 UTC

    Falklands fishing companies launch new website and promotional video

    The idea of the event was to further raise the profile of the Falklands fisheries both domestically and internationally effectively re-branding FIFCAS

    The Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association, (FIFCA) hosted a reception at the Historic Dockyard Museum in Stanley on Thursday the 31st May to launch their new website and promotional video. In attendance were invited guests that included HE the Governor Mr Nigel Phillips CBE along with Members of the Legislative Assembly, representatives of the Falkland Islands Government Fisheries Department, FIFCA members as well as the local media and press outlets.

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 19:00 UTC

    Falklands: Brexit on the Brussels fish show menu

    FIFCA Chair Stuart Wallace said Brexit is concerning for many people and stark for local companies: “market for Falklands products is mainly Southern Europe”

    Falkland Islands fishing companies may have attended the Brussels Seafood Show intermittently for over a decade, but the looming specter of Brexit lent this year’s attendance unprecedented significance. For James Bates, Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association (FIFCA) Executive Secretary, Brexit gave the industry’s stand at the show a clear mandate this year, “it was about being visible at a time when we need to be.”

  • Thursday, May 10th 2018 - 18:14 UTC

    Falklands delegation travels to Buenos Aires for fishery talks and data exchange

    The two days meeting will discuss fish and squid stocks in the South Atlantic, and the possibility of resuming the exchange of scientific fisheries

    Next Monday, 14 May 2018 four representatives from the Falkland Islands Government’s Natural Resources Department will be part of a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office lead delegation meeting with the Government of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, to begin two days of discussions on fish and squid stocks in the South Atlantic, and the possibility of resuming the exchange of scientific fisheries data for the benefit of the region.

  • Friday, March 16th 2018 - 03:11 UTC

    Falklands plans fishing talks with Argentina after more than a decade

     Barton: “Dialogue with Argentina on the conservation of shared marine resources has the potential to allow for better management of shared fish stocks”

    Exchanges of information between the Falkland Islands and Argentina about fish and squid stocks could begin again before the middle of this year, if all parties are in agreement. Director of Natural Resources John Barton said: “Dialogue with Argentina on the conservation of shared marine resources has the potential to allow for better management of shared fish stocks and improve sustainability of such stocks.”

  • Friday, December 8th 2017 - 06:31 UTC

    Falklands promotes fish in China from Fortuna's new processing plant in Stanley

    Large-scale processing at sea limited companies to “producing basic products for small markets”, James Wallace was quoted by Undercurrent News

    Products from the Falkland Islands Fish Company, the trading name of Fortuna Ltd’s new Stanley fish processing plant, were featured recently in China and attracted favorable attention from trade media.

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