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Lobster Fisheries

Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received concerning possible local byelaws for the protection of lobster fisheries from over-exploitation; and if he will make a statement.

I have received representations from one fisherman about a draft byelaw prepared by the South Wales Sea Fisheries Committee with a view to licensing lobster fishing in its district. Should such a byelaw be submitted formally to me it would be advertised so as to allow me to take any objections into account before deciding on its confirmation.