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Fishing Catches

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much in tonnes and what percentage of UK fish catch was sent abroad for processing and then returned to the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; (307499)

(2) to which countries fish catch is sent for processing before being returned to the UK; and what weight of fish was sent to each country in the latest period for which figures are available.

Information on UK imports and exports of fish are published in UK Sea Fisheries Statistics, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House. Figures on the amount of fish exported for fish processing are not collected centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.