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Fishery Protection

Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will name the authority into whose custody foreign fishing vessels can be committed by the courts until fines for fishery offences have been paid.

An order made by a magistrates' court under Section 12(1)(b) of the Sea Fisheries Act 1968 that a vessel be detained until a fine is paid is not addressed to any particular individual and whoever is in a position to detain the vessel would do so under the authority of the court's order.