HC Deb 08 August 1872 vol 213 c696

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether, under Article 31 of the Convention entered into by England and France of the 11th November 1867, the fishing boats of either country are now allowed to enter the ports designated in the Convention for the sale of fish?


The Fishery Convention with France of November 11, 1867, has never yet been brought into operation. The present practice is, that French and Dutch fishermen are allowed to enter English ports for trading purposes. They may sell their fish, provided they report their boats, and enter the fish as merchandize at the Custom House.