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Fishing Industry

Volume 245: debated on Monday 24 November 1930

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asked the Minister of Agriculture the estimated number of fishermen employed in sea-fishing regularly or occasionally; and the number of fishing vessels so employed as at the last convenient date?

The latest published figures for the United Kingdom relate to 1928. In that year the number of fishing vessels was 14,670, and the number of men and boys regularly employed in sea fishing was 52,207, while the number occasionally employed was 7,991.