In recent years, the Falklands have made a strong bid to become more self-sufficient in food supply, and the territory is well positioned to do so. While fishing is regarded as the dominant food supply industry, agriculture and livestock are both quite active in the Islands and provide ready access to high quality meats and produce. The local cuisine is influenced not only by British traditions, but also by those of previous settlements.
Sheep are grown throughout the Islands, and dishes featuring fresh lamb and mutton preparation are very popular. Wild goose are also a favorite delicacy. Along with fish and chips, Falklanders enjoy many dishes that feature local seafood such as squid and cod.