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Foreign Trawlers (Illegal Fishing)

Volume 650: debated on Thursday 30 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many and which foreign trawlers were arrested and prosecuted for fishing illegally in British fishing grounds during the last six months, indicating where any such prosecutions occurred, and with what results, respectively.

Five: the French trawler "Catherine Laurence", the French crabbers "Amour de l'Humanité" and "Etoile du Souvenir" and the Belgian trawlers "Erna" and "Vertrouwen". All five were convicted, the first and fourth at Lowestoft, the second in the Isles of Scilly the third at Penzance and the fifth at Great Yarmouth.