Until 1987, the kelpers barely endured from sheep farming; hundreds of thousands of heads is recorded and, above all, the British government subsidies.

The situation changed when, that same year, took effect in the Falkland Islands a Zone Conservation and Management of Fisheries (FICZ, its acronym in English) on the sea around the islands of 150 nautical miles wide (278 kilometers) from the islands.

The resolution was taken unilaterally by the colonial government of the Malvinas in the midst of long attempts to negotiate with Argentina, which had the United States as an intermediary, and that took more than a year.

When the conservation area was implemented for years that Argentine ships no longer fished there to avoid conflicts. The decision was declared protected in a conservation effort.

The implementation of a conservation area with military protection was accompanied by propaganda campaigns included, to over the years, from merchandising to scientific publications.

But conservationists efforts are another face: the sale of fishing licenses to foreign companies, which is currently the main income of the de facto authorities of the Malvinas. This allows it to provide services to the population health and education, but hiding a great business for the capitals handling Malvinas and its inhabitants.

The sale of fishing permits is 53% responsible for the high per capita income "kelpers". The PBN 75 million was distributed only three thousand inhabitants, which places them among populations with higher incomes in the world and in people with higher incomes in South America.

This large collection of taxes by fishing permits is a clear ownership of Argentine fisheries resources.