§ DR. CLARK (Caithness)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, whether he is aware that the Lybster Fishermen's Association wired, on Monday, the 27th instant, to the Fishery Board that a trawler was illegally trawling near Lybster on protected waters; and why the gunboat was not sent, although a reply was received from the Fishery Board?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. GRAHAM MURRAY,) Buteshire
I am informed by the Fishery Board that a telegram was received on 27th April, from the Lybster Fishermen's Association that a trawler had been seen working off Lybster that 548 morning, which information was communicated to the Commander of the Jackal with a request to investigate as soon as possible. The Jackal was, however, detained for some days at Aberdeen, large percentage of her crew being in hospital. She has since proceeded to Lybster.