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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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“Back on the menu”, an article about the development and certification of the toothfish fishery.

The next FFLG meeting will be held in the Fisheries Department meeting room on Wednesday, 14th February 2018 at 14:00.

The next Fisheries Committee meeting will be held at the Fisheries Department meeting room on Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 09:00.

Closed Area

The area south of 52° 45’ S will close to A & W licensed vessels from 2359 on Thursday 7th December 2017 to 31 January 2018.The closed area includes grids commencing XV and southward from there (it is an area adjacent to the straight line border or ‘segment’ in the southwest).

Updates of the News will be revised every Thursday afternoon.

Weekly catch updates

13/12/2017 - 19/12/2017

Species Total Catch (mt)
Loligo 0
Illex 125
Hakes 0
Toothfish 20114
Skate/Ray 66874
Rock Cod 0
Red Cod 0
Kingclip 0
Hoki 37
Blue Whiting 0
Others 1217