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Key to the Falkland Islands fisheries licensing system

 

Klick here for conditions and examples for licences.

License Type Categories of Species

A

Unrestricted finfish
Licence authorises the catching or taking of Hake (Merluccius spp.).

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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), Skate (Rajidae) and Grenadier (Macrourus spp.).

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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This licence is no longer valid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 Hake (Merluccius spp.).

This licence is no longer valid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