HC Deb 27 March 1893 vol 10 c1168
MR. BIRKMYRE (Ayr, &c.)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, for the better protection of the coast fishermen against steam trawlers in the Firth of Clyde, the Government would substitute for the present sailing cutter an efficient steam vessel; and whether the station of that vessel could be transferred from Rothesay to one of the lower ports in closer proximity to the fishing grounds in danger from illegal trawling operations?


I am glad to say that the Admiralty have just granted another steam vessel, the Cockchafer, for the protection of Scottish Fisheries, which will be at the disposal of the Fishery Board according to their judgment of the use to which the vessel should be placed.

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