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Fishing Rights

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the present state of negotiations between the EEC and non-member States on reciprocal fishing rights.

Framework fisheries agreements have been concluded with the United States of America, Sweden and the Faroes. The Community is close to agreement with Norway and is pressing ahead with talks with the Soviet Union and other countries whose catches we want to see rapidly cut back to a level justified by our catches in their waters.