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Beam Trawling

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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47.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will now make a statement on beam trawling.

We are now considering the desirability of extending to our own limits a recommendation of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission prohibiting, on the continental coast of the North Sea, trawling for soles and plaice by heavier vessels instead of national fishery limits.