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Illegal Trawling

Volume 159: debated on Friday 15 December 1922

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asked the First Commissioner of Works, as representing the Secretary for Scotland, whether, in the case of complaint made to the Fishery Board of the illegal trawling on a specified date in March last of a trawler alleged to be the F.D. 103, in which the evidence of responsible fishermen is at his disposal, he can now have investigation made of the entries in connection with this trawler on that date in March last in the Customs at Wyre Dock, Fleetwood, and do everything possible to bring the culprits to justice?

The case referred to was investigated by the Procurator-Fiscal. As the result of this investigation, it was ascertained that the trawler F.D. 103 was at Fleetwood on the date when the alleged offence was committed.