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Fisheries: Standards

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has considered the merits of ensuring that minimum fish and shellfish sizes applied to UK fisheries landings are also applied to imports of fish and shellfish from (a) European Union and (b) non-European Union countries. (169407)

My Department has not undertaken a consideration along the lines suggested. However, we do apply the EU rules equally to UK fishermen and of those from other member states landing into ports in England and Wales.