Tristan da Cunha Fishing News
News of commercial and domestic fishing in the waters of the the Tristan da Cunha archipelago.

MFV Edinburgh's April 2019 Trip

Departure from Tristan
15-Apr-2019
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Stamp issue: Tristan Lobster Fisheries

This set of stamps commemorates the rock lobster fisheries that underpin the Tristan economy.
28-Mar-2019
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2018-2019 Fishing Season Update

From Tristan Factory Manager Clinton De Bod on 25th January 2019

Jasus tristani, crawfish or crayfish are marketed as Tristan Lobster. The Tristan fishery maintains the
top world MSC accreditation for sustainable catches.

Fishing is ongoing around the island; we still have 29.15 tonnes of crayfish to catch before the end of the season.

January started off fairly good with 4 days fished so far (13469kg), which is keeping us productively busy at the factory. This brings us to a total of 19 days fished for the season to date. We should still bag a couple of days before end of January.

October through to December were poor months which only provided 6 days of fishing.

We are confident that we will catch the full quota this year.

The Geo Searcher has completed its quotas around the outer islands.

Bernard Pronost's photo shows Calshot Harbour
and behind, above the low cliff, the Tristan Fish Factory

At their meeting on 25th September 2018 the Tristan Island Council approved the Total Allowable Catch (TAC)
of Tristan Lobster for the 2018/2019 season:

• Tristan 120 tonnes
• Nightingale 83 tonnes
• Inaccessible 89 tonnes
• Gough 111 tonnes
Total 403 tonnes

Argos Vigo completes seamount fishing operation

After fishing on Tristan's seamounts, the Argos Vigo is heading for the Falkland Islands.
24-Jan-2019
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2019 Tristan Lobster Restaurant Watch

Governor-Elect spots a tempting dish in the French Alps
19-Jan-2019
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Blue Belt talks at London Zoo

Event organised by the Marine Management Organisation
17-Jan-2019
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Marine Science around Inaccessible Island

Tristan Fisheries Department work on 7th January 2019
8-Jan-2019
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JMC Week Highlights

Tristan at centre stage of Overseas Territories' big week
8-Dec-2018
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Tristan Fisheries Department's excellent work celebrated

RSPB report to coincide with World Wildlife Conservation Day
4-Dec-2018
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