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Fisheries: Territorial Waters

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 6 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) skippers and (b) vessel owners were (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted for violating fisheries rules in UK territorial waters in each year since 1997, broken down by (A) country and (B) offence; and if he will make a statement. (139088)

The information requested in relation to activity undertaken by this Department and the Marine and Fisheries Agency in respect of England and Wales is set out in the table placed in the House Library. The information relates to offences detected at sea by RN fisheries patrol vessels and by aerial surveillance.