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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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The CFL Hunter arrived at FIPASS on 26 May 2017. A religious blessing of the ship will take place on Sunday 28th May.

We would like to welcome Thomas Farrugia, our new Stock Assessment Scientist.

Haseeb, Brendon, and Thomas are heading out to sea in June for a 21 day toothfish tagging trip and to conduct a hook trial on board CFL’s Hunter. The trip will be the Hunter’s inaugural fishing trip and will provide an opportunity to: (1) assess the efficacy of different hook sizes and shapes in reducing bycatch in the toothfish longlining industry, and (2) continue with the toothfish tagging scheme initiated in 2016 to provide data on movement and growth of toothfish in the FICZ and FOCZ.

The total catch for the first Loligo season 2017 was 40,345t.

The next FFLG meeting will be held in the Fisheries Department meeting room on Wednesday,7th June 2017 at 14:00.

The next Fisheries Committee meeting will be held at the Fisheries Department meeting room on Wednesday,15th June 2017 at 09:00.

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

Weekly catch updates

17/05/2017- 23/05/2017

Species Total Catch (mt)
Loligo 6
Illex 279
Hakes 522
Toothfish 55
Skate/Ray 71
Rock Cod 14
Red Cod 41
Kingclip 22
Hoki 66
Blue Whiting 0
Others 28