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Live Fish

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) volume of and (b) income derived from trade in live fish was in each year since 2000 between the UK and (i) Northern Ireland, (ii) Guernsey, (iii) Spain, (iv) Italy, (v) Sweden and (vi) Denmark. (75872)

[holding answer 8 June 2006]: Information is not available on the value of trade in live fish between the mainland parts of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and Guernsey. Information on the value of trade between the UK and the other countries requested is given in the table.

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Imports from: (tonnes)

Spain

2.7

3.0

0.9

0.4

1.4

2.1

Italy

4.5

0.0

0.3

23.8

0.1

2.5

Sweden

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Denmark

0.0

0.0

1

0.0

1

0.0

Imports from: £000

Spain

374

360

76

41

330

188

Italy

4

0

10

30

4

11

Sweden

0

0

0

0

0

0

Denmark

0

0

1

0

1

0

Exports to: (tonnes)

Spain

0.3

1.3

8.5

4.3

7.7

11.3

Italy

0.4

1

1.8

1.9

1.5

5.2

Sweden

1.8

23.9

30.3

1.9

4.3

6.8

Denmark

3.0

27.6

7.8

10.3

2.9

1.2

Exports to: £000

Spain

4

8

70

36

72

91

Italy

1

1

15

18

12

59

Sweden

75

271

318

19

263

403

Denmark

557

280

110

336

193

802

1 Denotes greater than 0 but either less than 50Kg or less than 500. Information is on current price data, and on an overseas trade statistics basis.

Source:

Compiled by Fisheries Statistics Unit, Marine Fisheries Agency, from HM Revenue and Customs data.