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Fishing Vessel Decommissioning Scheme

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many payments have been made to date under the fishing vessel decommissioning scheme; and how many of the payments involved have been in respect of vessels from the inshore fleet.

Payments made to date under the fishing vessel decommissioning scheme amount to £8·86 million. Of the 97 vessels decommissioned, 59 hale been vessels (under 80 ft in length) from the inshore fleet.