Who We Are
CFL is a world-class MSC certified Toothfish fishing company established in 1994.
As one of the largest fishing companies in the Falkland Islands, CFL is a driver for development within the industry, a powerhouse for the local economy, and an active and supportive member of the community, offering donations and sponsorships to a wide range of local causes.
Commitment to research and innovation has been instrumental for CFL:
- Endorsing the use of umbrella longlines
- Implementing seabird mortality mitigation measures
- Reducing by-catch
- Protecting vulnerable marine ecosystems
- Reducing environmental impact
- Ensuring sustainable fishing practices
- Training programmes for the crew
- Ensuring the welfare of our crew
Dedicated not only to ensuring excellence within its chosen field, but to supporting the needs of the local industry and community too.
Hard at Work
Meet the Team
We have a very dedicated team of people who work closely with local and overseas industry leaders as well as helping to develop safer and more responsible methods of fishing.
Vessel Operations Coordinator
Marine Workshop Manager
Office and PR Administrator
Patricio (Pato) Garces
Crew and Vessel Admin Manager
Candido H Sanchez-Lema
Jose M Sanchez-Lema (Chema)
Fernando Garcia Portas
Board of Directors
The direction and oversight of CFL is in the hands of a Board of Directors which is generally representative of the shareholders of the company.
In the early days of working for CFL it was pioneering work because no one really knew the ins-and-outs of mobilizing and crewing a fishing vessel, or establishing a presence on the market, or really anything directly relevant to our core business. So, the work was exciting, varied and challenging as we gradually learnt as a team how to put our product and our company on the highest threshold both of our market and the local community in which we operate. I’m proud of what has been achieved by this company for the stature of the Falkland Islands and I’ve loved the teamwork that got us there.