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Fishing Vessels

Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his latest estimate of the number of mid-water trawlers and seine net boats operating in Scottish waters.

At December 1974, 430 Scottish vessels were recorded as mainly engaged in seining and 88 as mainly engaged in mid-water—pelagic—trawling. A considerable part of the seiner fleet operates, however, beyond the 12-mile limit.