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Foreign Fishing Boats (Small Mesh Nets)

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to investigate whether foreign fishing boats are making use of drums moored at sea to store and hide small mesh illegal nets.

I am not aware of the practice referred to by my hon. Friend. I am willing to investigate specific incidents if he will write to me with details.