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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.


To subscribe to the fisheries department's electronic mailing list, please send an email to data.clerk@fisheries.gov.fk

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

The next Fisheries Committee meeting will be held at the Fisheries Department meeting room on Thursday 6th December 2018 at 09:00.

Consolidated Fisheries Ltd and the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department are pleased to annouce that re-certification of the Falkland Islands longline toothfish fishery under the Marine Stewardship Council's Principles of Sustainability was granted on the 5th November 2018 for a period of 5 years. For more info, please see the full press release here.

A full review of the stock assessment and management of the longline toothfish fishery in the Falkland Islands was conducted in 2018. The objective of the review was to provide an independent and external perspective on the current status of the toothfish fishery and management system, to identify priorities for research, to ensure that standards of sustainability and transparency are met, and to offer recommendations for improvement. For more info, please see the full press release here.

Updates of the News and weekly catches will be revised every Thursday afternoon

Weekly catch updates

31/10/2018 - 06/11/2018

Species Total Catch (mt)
Loligo 2
Illex 0
Hakes 71
Toothfish 32
Skate/Ray 39
Rock Cod 12
Red Cod 29
Kingclip 33
Hoki 209
Blue Whiting 0
Others 5