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Fisheries: Finance

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the amount of revenue likely to be generated each year from fishing licences issued under the draft Marine Bill. (207237)

The Environment Agency’s income generated through fishing licences (for salmon, trout, eels and freshwater fish) was £21.7 million in 2007-08; we do not expect this to be significantly affected by amendments made through the draft Marine Bill.