HC Deb 30 April 1897 vol 48 c1349

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he will state whether any steps have been taken to watch the operations of the German trawler Vigilant, which was allowed to discharge a cargo of fish at Aberdeen on the night of the 28th instant, on the assurance of her captain that the fish were caught off the Danish coast, so that in the event of her fishing in the prohibited waters of the Moray Firth she will not be allowed to land her catch in Scotland; and whether, in view of the threatened descent of the Saturn, Altona, and other foreign trawlers on the Moray Firth, he will arrange for one or more additional cruisers to watch the interests of the line fishermen on the Scottish coasts?


Instructions have been given to watch the Vigilant. If it should appear that any foreign trawlers intend to land fish caught in prohibited waters, the necessary action will be taken.