Skip to main content

Irish Sea

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

35.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received about fishing limits in the Irish sea; and if he will make a statement.

I have received inquiries from the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations but am aware of the concern of others. Any arrangement made to implement the provision for a 12-mile territorial sea for the Isle of Man would clearly, in relation to fisheries, have to safeguard the interests of all our fishermen and our Community obligations. I refer the hon. Member to the Adjournment debate on 13 December, Official Report, columns 1142–48.