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Fishing Boats

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give his best estimate of the number of fishing boats (a) 12 m and below in length and (b) above 12 m in length.

The precise information requested is not readily available, but the number of United Kingdom fishing boats above and below 12.2 m (40 ft) at the beginning of 1984 were:

Below 12·2 m4,765
12·2 m and above2,205