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In pictures: The Falklands economy
Squid volatile

Selling licences to local and foreign fishing vessels many from the Far East will bring an estimated 15-16m this year but revenue has previously reached 25m.

Money from fishing has brought wealth but the income is variable, mainly due to the volatile stocks of the biggest money-spinner in Falklands waters, the Illex squid.

Islanders are aware income could fall because of environmental factors. Alternatives are being tried out, like fish and seafood cultivation and meat production.

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