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Fisheries Protection

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish a list of the vessels arrested since 1 July 1979 in United Kingdom waters for illegal fishing, showing in each case: the country of origin of the vessel, whether the skipper was prosecuted, whether the prosecution was successful, the penalty imposed, the nature of the infringement, the species of fish involved and the approximate value of the illegal catch.

This information is not immediately available in the form requested. I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.