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Crabs: Conservation

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2007, Official Report, column 1267W, on crabs: conservation, whether he plans to discuss (a) brown crab and (b) lobster conservation with the European Commission and his European counterparts in the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement. (177622)

DEFRA is in discussion with the devolved Administrations regarding brown crab and lobster conservation. Plans to discuss these issues with the European Commission and European counterparts in the next 12 months will be dependent upon the outcome of these talks with the devolved Administrations.