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Navy: Fisheries

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the training that officers in the Fishery Protection Squadron undertake. (166429)

In addition to their extensive naval training, British Sea Fishery Officers attend a three week shore course and a 10 day practical sea training course specifically for the purpose. This training is primarily sponsored by the Marine and Fisheries Agency (MFA) and is taught by both MFA (District Inspector (Training)) and Royal Naval (Fishery Protection Inspector) instructors.