HC Deb 03 July 1903 vol 124 cc1260-1

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in view of the success of the three Tralee fishing boats sent by the Congested Districts Board to Malin Head on 18th May last for the purpose of testing the deep sea fishing off that coast, and for the purpose of training the fishermen of Malin Head in the more approved methods of fishing, and of the fact that on the 16th June one of these boats caught up to £60 worth of herring, he will explain why the boats were taken away by the Board on 18th June.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The boats were withdrawn because the Board was advised that the summer herring fishing had practically closed, and also in consequence of the destruction of nets by dogfish, which had appeared in large numbers.