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Salmon And Trout (Illegal Netting)

Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many illegal fishing nets have been discovered on the salmon and trout rivers during each of the past five years; how many offences under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act involving salmon poaching have been dealt with by the courts in the last 12 months; if he will list the offences concerned and the penalties imposed; in how many cases the penalty imposed was the maximum for the offence; and what proposals he has to check the illegal netting of salmon in the rivers of Scotland.