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Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will seek to ensure that: monofilament and nets of similar characteristics are made illegal before the start of the 1986 salmon drift netting season in the Foyle area.

Yes. The use of monofilament nets has been illegal for many years; the provisions of the Foyle Area (Control of Netting) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 banning two further types of net in common use (multistrand monofilament and single throw monoply, also known as super nylon or Japanese netting), will come into effect on 1 June 1986.