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Salmon (Drift Netting)

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 4 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Irish Government about Irish vessels drift netting for salmon within the area where this is forbidden by the agreement of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, to which Her Majesty's Government and the Irish Government are parties; and if he will make a statement.

In June 1974 six Irish ships were believed to have been fishing for salmon outside British fishing limits but in an area within which this was forbidden under a recommendation of the commission. This has been taken up with the Irish authorities who expressed concern, and confirmed that they had impressed on their fishermen the need to adhere to the NEAFC recommendation.