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Steam Trawlers (Damage)

Volume 65: debated on Tuesday 21 July 1914

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asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that complaints are made respecting the damage done by steam trawlers disturbing the breeding places of fish and destroying enormous quantities of immature fish; and whether he will consider the advisability of summoning an International Conference to consider the expediency of increasing the three-mile limit, and to take such other measures as may be deemed necessary to prevent the further diminution of fish supplies?

This important question is under consideration by an Interdepartmental Committee, and pending their Report I cannot make any definite announcement upon it.