HC Deb 05 March 1906 vol 153 cc98-9
MR. BEALE (Ayrshire, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, in the event of any inquiry being directed into the question of a close time for herrings in the Firth of Clyde, he will direct that the question of the suffering and loss which a close time would inflict on the fishermen of Girvan, Ballantrae, and the Ayrshire coast shall be considered; and that the effects of trawling and of trammel net fishing shall be separately considered.


The subject is under the observation of the Fishery Board, who will, no doubt, bear in mind the points mentioned by my hon. friend.