Great start to Falklands Loligo squid fishing season

TWENTY THOUSAND tonnes  of Loligo squid have been caught during the first month of the fishery, so it is “doing well,” Senior Fisheries Scientist Sasha Arkhipkin confirmed to Penguin News this week. 
A pre-recruitment survey carried out in February just before the first fishing season found aggregations of quite small squid only in the southern part of the Loligo Box (to the east of Beauchene Island) explained Dr Arkhipkin. 

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Fisherman survives 30 minutes overboard

A CREW MEMBER of Beauchene Fishing Company trawler Baffin Bay miraculously survived almost half an hour in cold Falklands’ seas last Friday after he was swept overboard.

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Argos Pereira fined £20k for albatross death

Joint venture company Argos Pereira Ltd, which operates the trawler Argos Pereira, and its master, Roberto Carlos Martinez Sotelo, were fined a total of £20,500 in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for twice failing to deploy sufficient bird-scaring lines while fishing in Falklands’ waters.

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Stricken cargo ship under tow from Falklands waters

A DAMAGED cargo ship abandoned by its captain and crew just under 100 miles south east of Stanley is being towed to outside the Falklands Conservation Zone.
Last Friday May 5, Baltmed Reefer Services Ltd. reported that MV Uruguay Reefer had sent a distress signal and that it had severe flooding in the cargo holds.

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