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Fish Exports

Volume 463: debated on Friday 1 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what was the total number of pounds of fresh, frozen and chilled fish exported from Newfoundland in 1947 and 1948; what was the total fish exported in those years; and what percentage the first was of the second together with similar figures for codfish alone.

The following are the figures for which my hon. Friend has asked:

For Year ended 31/3/47For Year ended 31/3/48
(a)Total number of lbs. Of fresh frozen and chilled fish exported from Newfoundland38,502,95525,26,822
(b) Total number of lbs. of all fish exported from Newfoundland including (a)226,157,025172,328,215
(c) Percentages—(a)is of (b)17·02 per cent.14· 66 per cent.
(d) Total number of per cent. per cent. lbs. of Codfish including Salted, Canned, frozen and other cures exported from Newfoundland151,179,770125,556,286
(e) Percentages (d) is of (b)67·85 per cent.72·86 per cent.