Biosecurity - Arrival by Sea
Biosecurity is concerned with preventing new pests, diseases or invasive species from entering the Falkland Islands. See our guide to travelling within the Islands for advice on preventing the spread of contaminates.
Some food groups present a high biosecurity risk and for this reason a 'Food Ashore Policy' is in place as seen below:
Disposal of International Catering Waste (ICW) - applicable to all sea vessels
International catering waste (ICW) is considered to be food, galley waste and associated packaging sourced from outside of the Falkland Islands EEZ. ICW carries a risk of introducing pests and diseases and must be disposed of by either incineration or through deep burial. Food waste may be disposed at sea according to MARPOL regulations, but packaging needs to be incinerated onboard or disposed ashore.
- Vessels at FIPASS: ICW must be sealed in plastic bags and placed in the designated yellow ICW / Galley Waste bin.
- Yachts at other moorings: ICW must be sealed in the yellow biohazard bags issued to you by Customs upon entry to the Falklands. Customs will collect the bags for safe disposal when clearing your vessel for departure. Alternatively ICW can be disposed of at the Department of Agriculture, in the yellow bin situated in the corner of the car park.