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Fisheries Licensing

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if it is his intention to bring in a comprehensive

UNITED KINGDOM EXPORT OF SHEEPMEAT
Tonnes
JanuaryFebruaryMarch
197819791978197919781979
France2,0121,0411,8338691,317923
Belgium/Luxemborg1,1361,5481,3211,2691,1471,383
Netherlands3570511254276
West Germany7871,0178651,0401,0951,015
Italy25148414631041180
Irish Republic2920
Denmark2108212247118
Norway/Sweden1*11
Switzerland136172107143142159
Austria463
Portugal154
Spain5*61
Gibraltar721326
Malta3*
Greece*
Morocco6025875
Algeria17158928
Libya35226104
Egypt
West Africa38223011151
Saudi Arabia45*46
Kuwait}296061378
Bahrain
Qatar
Abu Dhabi Gulf States
Dubar
Oman
Sharjah
North Yemen863
Iran19
India13
West Indies13011
South America1012
Total Trade:4,4794,6474,4204,4113,8684,184

vessel licensing system in line with those already working effectively for foreign vessels fishing in Norwegian and Canadian waters; and if he will make a statement.

As experience in other countries has shown, the introduction of a comprehensive vessel licensing scheme can have far-reaching implications for the fishing industry. The arguments for and against such a scheme here are being considered.