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Fisheries

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many fisheries officers have been based in each principal coastal town in each year since 2004. (276706)

Data for the number of fishery officers in the principal coastal offices of the Marine and Fisheries Agency are contained in the following table. Details are only available from 2006 following the creation of the agency towards the end of 20051.

1 Information sourced from internal Marine and Fisheries Agency staff lists.

Office

2008

2007

2006

Plymouth

1 x D1

1 x D1

1 x D1

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

2 x FO

3 x FO

3 x FO

Brixham

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

2 x FO

3 x FO

3 x FO

Newlyn

1 x D1

1 x D1

1 x D1

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

3 x FO

3 x FO

3 x FO

Penryn

2 x FO

2 x FO

2 x FO

North Shields

1 x D1

1 x D1

1 x D1

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

3 x FO

3 x FO

3 x FO

Blackpool/Fleetwood

1 x D1

1 x D1

1 x D1

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

2 x FO

2 x FO

2 x FO

Grimsby

1 x D1

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

2 x FO

2 x FO

1 x FO

Scarborough

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

4 x FO

4 x FO

5 x FO

Lowestoft

1 x D1

1 x D1

1 x D1

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

2 x FO

2 x FO

2 x FO

Hastings

1 x D1

1 x D1

1 x D1

1 x FO

2 x FO

2 x FO

Shoreham

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

2 x FO

2 x FO

2 x FO

Poole

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

1 x SFO

2 x FO

2 x FO

2 x FO

Key:

D1 = District Inspector

SFO = Senior Fishery Officer

FO = Fishery Officer