Falkland Islands (44/48)
A Falkland Islands Fishery Patrol pilot taxis to the runway for a flight over the Falkland Islands Conservation Zone. Created in 1986, the zone covers 34,000 square kilometers in a 320-kilometer radius around the islands. It is noted for its stocks of illex squid, cod and hake. Falkland officials are serious about defending the zone. In 2000, Betts and the Dorada fired on a Taiwanese squid jigger poaching inside the boundary, eventually bringing the ship in to face fines and legal charges.
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