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Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list those authorities which regard the placing of fixed nets in any inland or tidal water for the purpose of taking salt water fish as an offence under section 6(1)(a) of the Salmon and Fresh Water Fisheries Act 1975.

I regret that this information is not readily available. The interpretation of the law is a matter for the courts.