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British Overseas Territories: Fish

Volume 699: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What measures they have in place to protect fish stocks in waters around the British Overseas Territories. [HL1866]

UK Overseas Territories with a commercial fishery within their waters engage in the management and conservation of fish stocks by participating in applicable regional fisheries management organisations. Where appropriate, UK Overseas Territories also participate in bilateral discussions on the management and conservation of straddling stocks. Certain UK Overseas Territories with commercial fisheries protect their resources utilising a range of measures including fisheries protection vessels, aircraft surveillance, satellite-based vessel monitoring systems and the deployment of observers.