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Marine Turtles

Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether the Southern sea fisheries committee has distributed information to Isle of Wight fishermen on marine turtles; and if he will make this information available to hon. Members.

The activities of sea fisheries committees are, of course, a matter for the committees themselves as constituent bodies of local councils. I understand that the Southern Sea Fisheries Committee has neither sought nor distributed any information on marine turtles to fishermen within its district.