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Salmon (Drift Net Fishing)

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 16 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what further evidence he now has concerning the prevalence of drift net fishing for salmon; and whether he has come to a decision as to whether to prohibit or control it.

I have evidence that drift net fishing has been continuing in the Tweed area and to some extent elsewhere on the east coast. A deputation representing salmon fishing interests in Scotland was received on my behalf on 12th May and I am considering the whole matter urgently in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.