On 14-15 November, the Scientific Sub-committee of the South Atlantic Fisheries Commission (SAFC), established pursuant to the Joint Declaration of 28 November 1990, met in London. The meeting was attended by scientists and officials from the Argentine Republic and from the United Kingdom.
Both delegations resumed the dialogue, initiated in May 2018, on issues of mutual interest in the field of scientific cooperation for the preservation of fishery resources in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean.
In the context of conservation measures, discussions centred on mechanisms for the exchange of scientific data and the launch of joint marine scientific expeditions, with a view to conducting comprehensive research on fisheries. Both delegations agreed to hold the next meeting in Buenos Aires in late June or early July 2019.
Both the meeting and its outcome are covered under the sovereignty formula with regard to the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands, as well as the surrounding maritime areas, as agreed by both Governments in paragraph 2 of the Joint Statement of Madrid of 19 October 1989.