§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Lord-Advocate, in view of the fact that twenty-five Norwegian trawlers and other trawlers of different nationalities habitually engage in trawling in the Moray Firth, will arrangements be made for a Fishery Board cruiser to more frequently patrol the Moray Firth with a view to prevent the destruction of the gear of local fishermen, and the prevention of trawling within the three-mile limit.
The Fishery Board have no recent complaints of destruction of gear or undetected infraction of the three-mile limit. At the present time two cruisers continuously
§ Stornoway; and this year he will probably visit Barvas, Garrynahine, Keose, and Stornoway during next month.