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Research at the Fisheries Department


The Research Division within the Fisheries Department provides expert scientific knowledge and advice to make the informed management decisions essential for the conservation, sustainable management and development of the Falkland Islands fisheries resources.


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This week, the Falkland Islands Patagonian toothfish fishery was assessed against the standards of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainability standards. The MSC certification is a crucial tool to ensure the sustainability of the fishery and to allow the product to be sold in North American and European markets. The Directorate of Natural Resources – Fisheries provided the best available science, input and advice to inform the process, and will continue to assist in the completion of the assessment. The assessors will now score the fishery and prepare a reassessment report for public comment by June 2018.

The Loligo season finished on the 5th October. The total catch of Loligo was 24,101 t.

The next FFLG meeting will be held in the Fisheries Department meeting room on Wednesday, 13th December 2017 at 14:00.

The next Fisheries Committee meeting will be held at the Fisheries Department meeting room on Thursday, 7th December 2017 at 09:00.

Updates of the Weekly Catches and News will be revised every Thursday afternoon.

Weekly catch updates

08/11/2017 - 14/11/2017

Species Total Catch (mt)
Loligo 0
Illex 0
Hakes 6
Toothfish 107
Skate/Ray 28
Rock Cod 4
Red Cod 11
Kingclip 8
Hoki 145
Blue Whiting 5
Others 322