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Key to the Falkland Islands fisheries licensing system

License Type Categories of Species

A

Unrestricted finfish
Licence authorises the catching or taking of any finfish, that is to say vertebrate fish having a dorsal fin, a ventral or pectoral fin and not in any case include Toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides),  Skate (Rajidae) or Squid of any kind.

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B

Illex squid
Licence authorises the catching or taking within the northern area and the FOCZ of Illex squid Illex  argentinus and Martialia squid Martialia  hyadesi.

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C

Falkland Calamari (aka Loligo) 
Licence authorises the catching or taking  within the southern area of Patagonian squid (Doryteuthis gahi)

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F

Skate and Rays
Licence authorises the catching or taking of all species of the family Skate (Rajidae) and shall not permit the taking of  other species of finfish or squid of any  kind

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W

Restricted finfish
Licence authorises the catching or taking  of any finfish except Hake (Merluccius spp.), Toothfish  (Dissostichus eleginoides) or Skate (Rajidae)

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G

Combined
Licence authorises the catching or taking of Illex squid Illex argentinus and Martialia squid Martialia hyadesi and any finfish  except Hake (Merluccius spp.), Toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) or Skate (Rajidae)

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L

Toothfish
Licence authorises the catching of Toothfish (Dissostichius eleginoides) and shall  not permit the taking of other species of finfish or squid of any kind.

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R

Skate and Rays
Licence authorises the catching or taking of all species of family Skate (Rajidae)  and shall not permit the taking of other species of finfish or squid of any kind.

This licence is no longer valid

S

Blue Whiting and Hoki
Licence authorises the catching or taking of Blue Whiting (Micromesistius australis) and Hoki (Macruronus magellanicus) by surimi factory vessels

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X

Falkland Calamari (aka Loligo)
Licence authorises the catching or taking of Patagonian squid (Doryteuthis gahi)

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Y

Unrestricted finfish
Licence authorises the catching or taking of any finfish, that is to say vertebrate fish having a dorsal fin,  a ventral or pectoral fin and not in any case include Toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) or  Skate (Rajidae) or squid of any kind.

This licence is no longer valid

Z

Restricted finfish
Licence authorises the catching or taking  of any finfish except Hake (Merluccius spp.), Toothfish  (Dissostichus eleginoides) or Skate (Rajidae)

This licence is no longer valid