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Fishing Industry

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

21. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the UK fishing industry. (219311)

Information of the performance of the UK fishing industry is published annually by the Marine and Fisheries Agency in: ‘United Kingdom Sea Fisheries Statistics’. The document includes information on the size of the UK fishing fleet, the number of fishermen, key economic indicators, and the quantity and value of sea fish landings, imports and exports. Comparisons are made with the fishing industries in Europe and the rest of the world.