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Law Of The Sea Conference

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in view of the importance of the forthcoming United Nations Law of the Sea Conference in Geneva, he will be seeking to include in the British delegation representatives of the inshore fishing industry of England and Wales in an effort to secure adequate protection of British coastal waters.

Her Majesty's Government are at present considering the composition of the United Kingdom delegation at the next session of the UNLOSC. The Government's objective will be to protect the interests of all sections of the fishing industry.