FIFCA members are investing in fleet renewal, with two new, purpose built vessels already having entered service - CFL Hunter and the Monteferro, with more under construction.
The establishment in 2012 of the Falklands first MSC and FDA certified processing plant has afforded opportunities to add value to our catches. In addition to products such as Patagonian Toothfish portions and fillets and processed squid, the plant also offers both smoked and unsmoked Falkland Sea Trout.
Companies within FIFCA are constantly looking to expand their businesses and diversify into other areas. Some related directly to the fishing industry whilst others have expanded into retail, hospitality, property and the construction services. The income generated from commercial fishing has allowed this growth to develop beyond the scope of fishing and add further value to the economy whilst creating more employment opportunities.