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Fisheries: Quotas

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that additional fishing quota allocated to the UK is used in a sustainable way. (213258)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many tonnes of plaice were caught in area 7E in each of the last three years; and what percentage of the UK's quota for plaice this represented in each year. (213259)

Information on catches of plaice by the UK fishing fleet in the Western English Channel (Area 7E) is shown in the following table.

Plaice quota and landings for UK vessels

Total UK end-year quota for plaice (Tonnes)

Plaice caught in Area 7E (Tonnes)

Percentage

2005

16,722

882

5

2006

15,648

962

6

2007

14,317

677

5