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Salmon Rivers

Volume 641: debated on Monday 5 June 1961

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware of the concern of the River Tweed Commissioners and other interested bodies in Great Britain of the danger to salmon rivers through sea fishing activities in and off the estuaries of these rivers; and if he can now state what action Her Majesty's Government are taking in this matter.

The River Tweed Commissioners and other bodies concerned with salmon fishing have expressed apprehension as to the effect which such sea fishing may have on salmon rivers. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I have the matter under close review.