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Fishery Protection

Volume 928: debated on Monday 14 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many fishery offences have been reported within the territorial waters for which his Department is responsible in each of the past five years; and how these figures compare with those in other areas of the United Kingdom's territorial seas.

Records of fishery offences are held by reference to statutory fishery limits and not by reference to United Kingdom territorial waters. The following table shows convictions for offences committed at sea within the former 12-mile fishery limit.

YearScotlandEngland and WalesNorthern Ireland
The figures for England and Wales exclude convictions secured by local sea fisheries committees operated by county councils which are responsible for enforcing their own byelaws within territorial waters.