HC Deb 26 April 1898 vol 56 c1200

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he will state what quantity of fish caught by foreign trawlers in prohibited Scottish waters has been landed at British ports during the year 1897?


The Fishery Board inform me that so far as they know no fish caught by foreign trawlers in waters closed to British trawlers has been landed at Scottish ports. I am informed by the Board of Trade that as fishing boats do not usually report the particular grounds on which they have been working there is no means of saying how much of the fish landed at English ports by foreign trawlers may have been taken in prohibited Scottish waters.