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2017 Falkland Islands 1/3 oz Blue Titanium Patagonian Toothfish

2017 Falkland Islands 1/3 oz Blue Titanium Patagonian Toothfish

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This impressive coin has been minted by Pobjoy Mint in recognition of 30 years of work conducted by Falkland Islands Fisheries to help maintain fish populations around the islands.


Coin Highlights:
  • Contains .3183 oz of Titanium.
  • Comes in the original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of 7,500 coins.
  • Obverse: Displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
  • Reverse: Features a Patagonian Toothfish in a water current.
  • Minted on behalf of the Falkland Islands by Pobjoy Mint.

This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2017 Falkland Islands 1/3 oz Blue Titanium Patagonian Toothfish coin to your cart today!

The Patagonian Toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) is a species of cod found in cold icy waters primarily in the southern Hemisphere at depths of between 45m and 3850m! Toothfish can grow to become very large and can weigh up to 100kg and reach 2.3m in length, although this is quite rare. It is estimated that they can live for up to 50 years and sustain themselves by feeding on squid, small fish, prawns, crabs.

The Patagonian Toothfish is widely commercially fished, however, its name is deemed to be unattractive to consumers. In 1977 a U.S. fish wholesaler decided he wished to sell the species under a different name and chose to call it the "Chilean Sea Bass" a name which is now recognized by FDA (Food & Drug Administration) for both the Patagonian Toothfish and a close relative, the Antarctic Toothfish.

Prince Charles has the Patagonian Toothfish firmly on his radar and begged a Labor minister Elliot Morley to make saving the fish a 'high priority' for the government in his letters, known as the black spider memos. (due to his handwriting) The Prince’s concern stems from the overfishing and illegal fishing which may ultimately result in the decline of this unusual species.

The Falkland Islands are playing a role in the conservation of this species by creating regulated fisheries and collating data from Patagonian Toothfish catches. This was set up in 1994 with the increase in demersal longliners targeting this species at depths of over 600m. The reports show that the fish stocks mainly decreased from 1994-1999 with the biomass currently at about 50% of what it was in its unexploited state. The official body responsible for the sustainable development of fisheries in the Falklands is the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department (FIS), established in 1987.

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