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Falkland Islands (Fisheries)

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 11 December, Official Report, column 324, if he will place in the Library a copy of any relevant documents, papers, requirements and guidelines relating to the issue of fishing licences in the Falkland Islands conservation zone available to the renewable resources assessment group at Imperial college when determining the conservation requirements governing the issue of licences.

I shall arrange to have placed in the Library of the House soon scientific papers relevant to the work of the renewable resources assessment group (RRAG) for the Falkland Islands Government in determining the conservation requirements for the Falkland Islands interim conservation and management zone (FICZ). RRAG receives through the Falkland Islands Government daily reports of catches from those vessels licensed to fish in the FICZ. This information is also monitored by the Falkland Islands Government's scientific observers.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will now list the United Kingdom holders of licences to fish in Falklands waters in each round since the introduction of the 150 mile fisheries zone around the Falklands in 1986.

A list of United Kingdom companies allocated licences for the 1987 and 1988 seasons for the Falkland Islands interim conservation and management zone is as follows. Finfish allocations for 1988 have not yet been completed. Where licences have been allocated to joint ventures involving United Kingdom firms, the name of the JV company is shown in brackets.

1987 first season: 1 February-30 June

  • Marr (Falklands) Limited (StanMarr Limited)
  • Witte-Boyd Holdings (SWB Fishing Limited)
  • Caley International Limited (StanCal Limited)
  • Falconview Limited (Falconview Fisheries Company Limited)
  • Berkeley Sound Shipping Company (Stankor Limited)
  • Sasasco (Stanco Limited)
  • Scofish International Limited (Clipper (Falklands) Limited)
  • Auscot Limited
  • Coalite
  • Fishing Explorer Limited
  • International Fisheries Investment Limited
  • SFP Enterprises
  • South Atlantic Fisheries Limited

1987 second season: 1 July-31 December

  • Fishing Explorer Limited
  • International Fisheries Investment Limited
  • Baomar (UK) Limited

1988 squid licence allocations (season ends 30 June)

  • Marr (Falklands) Limited (StanMarr Limited)

Drop-out rate (final registration to exams) for each faculty in the undergraduate programme 1977 to 1986

Calendar year


Social Science

School of Education










(a) The Open University is a distance teaching institution and therefore its statistics are difficult to relate to those produced by conventional universities.
(b) The drop-out rates for Open University students could be due to non-academic reasons such as financial and family problems.
(c) The figures for 1977 to 1981 are not directly comparable with those of 1982 onwards.

1 P/E—Post experience courses.

2 —U type courses which are interdisciplinary/interfaculty.