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Fishing Boat "Mayflower" (Incident)

Volume 721: debated on Thursday 25 November 1965

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement regarding an incident near Eyemouth on 15th November when a French fishing boat cut through the nets of the Port Seton fishing boat "Mayflower"; and what steps he is taking to prevent a recurrence of such interference.

The skipper of the "Mayflower" alleges in a statement made to my Department that, while fishing in good visibility, a French trawler twice cut through his nets.International regulations governing signals to be shown while fishing operations are in progress are designed to prevent such incidents.