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Scallop Beds

Volume 82: debated on Monday 8 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his reply of 1 July, what is the result of the monitoring of the scallop beds adjacent to the Northern Ireland coast since 1 June; and if he is still satisfied that there is no threat to these beds from boats based outside Northern Ireland.

The monitoring indicates that the fishing effort to date is not excessive given the present state of the scallop stocks.