• Rural Development

    Rural Development

    FIDC works to deliver the objectives set out in the Rural Development Strategy and, in collaboration with the Rural Development Strategy Steering Group and other stakeholders from the public and private sectors, to help further develop Camp as a thriving community and economy.
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The Aquaculture project initially began in 2007 and was concluded in the October 2012, with the sale and transfer of the project and site to local fishing company, Fortuna. Recognising the need to diversify the local economy and ensure the future sustainability of the fishing industry, we invested, along with EU assistance, in developing inshore aquaculture. A three-year feasibility project was sponsored by us and the European Union, which identified considerable potential to develop the local aquaculture industry, and opportunities were then thrown open for companies to invest.

Aquaculture has continued to develop since the sale of the project in 2012 and you can read more about it here.

About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.