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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the Diseases of Fish Act 1983 will be implemented; and in particular when the clauses relating to the registering of fish farms in the Diseases of Fish Act 1983 will be implemented.
The Diseases of Fish Act 1983 was brought into operation on 1 April 1984. It provides powers for a scheme to register fish farms to be introduced by order and I and my right hon. Friends hope to be able to introduce a registration scheme later this year.