Consolidated Fisheries Ltd (CFL) is a world-class MSC certified toothfish fishing company, producing a quality product for retail locally and overseas. As one of the largest fishing companies in the Falklands, CFL is a driver for development within the industry, a powerhouse for the local economy and an active and supportive member of the community.
We aim to deliver world-class sustainable toothfish to our customers and uphold the effective guardianship of our fishery for future generations.
Since the company’s inception in the mid-1990s, and as a founding member of COLTO, we have been at the forefront of researching better fishing practices within the toothfish industry, leading to critical early research into seabird mortality mitigation measures.
Research into avoidance of whale depredation on the lines and investigation into the impacts of longlines on benthic habitats have all led to modifications of our fishing habits over the years. Other areas of research include the use of otolith microchemistry to gain insight into toothfish demography, genomic analysis of stock structures, and the biology, ecology and life-history strategies of toothfish in the SW Atlantic.
As a result of the CFL Hunter’s unique design, careful practices, and commitment to research and development, we are classed as one of the world’s best toothfish fisheries, ranked as one of the three “Best Choice” toothfish fisheries around the world by the Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch programme. Not only is the Falkland Islands’ toothfish fishery recognised as sustainable through its MSC certification, but the label provides a chain of custody for CFL’s product.
All this means that our customers can trace the product’s source to its precise location and date of catch. We encourage all consumers of toothfish to request traceability of the product from suppliers. This is one of the ways that we can help remove any trace of illegal product on the market.
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