§ MR. O'DOHERTY
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that a by-law was promulgated last year by the Fisheries Department of the Board of Agriculture in Ireland, prohibiting the fishing of herring off certain portions of the Donegal coast until the 1st May in every year, and that over thirty English and Scotch steam drifters have been for the past few weeks fishing in the prohibited grounds to the detriment of the local fishermen; and, if so, whether in future he will take steps to have the by-law so extended as to include the remaining parts of the coasts of Donegal and Londonderry.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) Several prosecutions are pending for infringements of the by-law. The question of the desirability of extending the area affected by it is at present under consideration.