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Fisheries: Cornwall

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the volume of fish caught by Cornish fishing crews was between (a) 2001 and 2006, (b) 1996 and 2000 and (c) 1990 and 1995. (152032)

Fisheries Departments in the UK do not record information to allow landings made by Cornish fishing crews to be separately identified. Information is available on landings by UK fishing vessels whose home ports are within Cornwall, excluding those vessels administered from port offices in Cornwall but owned by foreign interests. The following table shows details of these landings in tonnes live weight of all fish species. The table also includes data for grouped landings by small vessels of 10 metre and under length into ports in Cornwall, on the assumption that these vessels will be primarily Cornish vessels.

Year range

Weight (tonnes live weight)

(a) 2001 to 2006


(b) 1996 to 2000


(c) 1990 to 1995