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Ex-Spanish Fishing Vessels

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 30 April 1987

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many ex-Spanish fishing vessels are now on the British register; and what was the total on 1 January.

[pursuant to his reply, 27 April 1987, c. 24]: Out of some 15,000 fishing vessels registered in the United Kingdom, 50 are ex-Spanish fishing vessels. A further 70 United Kingdom-registered fishing vessels formerly in British ownership are believed now to be beneficially owned in large part by Spanish interests.At 1 January 1987, 50 ex-Spanish vessels had United Kingdom registration in addition to 49 other vessels which were believed to be beneficially owned largely in Spain.