HC Deb 06 August 1900 vol 87 c784

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the last Report of the Fishery Board for Scotland (Part I.) shows that, owing to the vigilance of the Carnoustie coastguard, the masters of five trawlers were found guilty and fined for trawling within prohibited waters in Carnoustie Bay, Forfarshire, last August; and, in view of the services thus rendered to the Scottish line fishing industry, will he consider the expediency of giving instructions for similar vigilance to be exercised at other coastguard stations on the coast of Great Britain and Ireland.


I am not aware that the coastguard at Carnoustie had instructions differing from those under which the coastguard generally act. Vigilance is enjoined upon all officers and men in carrying out their instructions.