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Fishing Quotas

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what agreement was reached with local fisheries committees on Her Majesty's Government's proposals for fish catch quotas, before the meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission in November 1974; and what has been the response of the committees to the agreement made in Hamburg.

The Association of Sea Fisheries Committees was represented at a meeting of the United Kingdom Consultative Committee on Fisheries in August 1974 at which preparations for the November meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission were made. Some fisheries committees have said that the United Kingdom should have obtained a larger share of the total allowable catch for sole and plaice. Other member countries of NEAFC have, however, also accepted reductions in their catch levels in the interests of fishing conservation.