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A Little History

Beauchene Fishing Company Ltd, are a Falkland Islands company based in the capital Stanley, at the forefront of the Falklands' lucrative squid and finfish fishery.

The company was originally created in 1988 to participate in the newly formed fishery. In 2003, Falkland Islanders Cheryl and Peter Roberts, on recognising the massive potential value of the rich fishing grounds within the Islands' conservation zones, purchased the company.

We are a small family-orientated company employing six full time staff. We work with two large stern trawlers through our JV companies, South Atlantic Squid Co Ltd and Igueldo Fisheries (F.I.) Co Ltd.

With hard work, dedication and an innate understanding of hurdles that face a South Atlantic based organisation, we have established ourselves as a major player amongst the Falklands situated companies fishing the Islands' 200-nautical-mile economic zone. Covid has tested our determination to succeed in an uncertain world; all of our companies have risen to that challenge and thankfully so far have been successful.

Did you know

Beauchene Island, from which our company is named, is a small island 34 miles south of the southernmost point of East Falkland. First discovered by Jacques Gouin de Beauchêne in 1701, it is currently uninhabited although the ruins of houses built in the 1830’s can be found on the west side of the island.

Due to its isolation from the rest of the islands, Beauchene is free from introduced predators and is an important breeding ground for a wide variety of bird species; because of this the island is a protected area and can only be visited with permission from the Falkland Islands Executive Committee.

Company Directors

Cheryl Roberts

Managing Director

Bradley Roberts

Operations Director

Bernie Goodwin


Joint Venture Companies

Igueldo Fisheries FI. Co. Ltd operates in conjunction with Beauchene Fishing and Pesquera Echalar which operates the fishing vessel Igueldo.

Pesquera Echalar is located in the Port of Marin, Pontevedra, Spain. Products are available via its marketing company Marfrio.

Visit Marfrio Site

South Atlantic Squid Ltd is a company run between Beauchene Fishing and Copemar which previously operated the fishing vessel Baffin Bay around the Falkland Islands.

Copemar is based in Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain and directly conducts their own marketing via Copemar.

Visit Copemar site