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Irish Sea

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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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.