Welcome to the Natural Resources Department

This Department is a FIG division monitoring stock, development and handling of the Falkland Islands living resources. Therefore, Agriculture, Biosecurity, Veterinary Services, Fisheries and Maritime are combined under the roof of the institution.

Agriculture and Fisheries together account to over 50% of the GDP. As a main contributing sector to the Islands economy, high effort in research is made to provide informed advice to local companies and put regulations in place to avoid overexploitation of resources. In cooperation with biosecurity, prohibiting introduction of foreign diseases, and the veterinary service, taking care of the animal’s well-being, healthy populations of cattle and fish are maintained equally.

The combined work of all section of the department aims to secure a balance between profitable economy and stable populations over long term.