HC Deb 27 November 1906 vol 165 cc1440-1

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the annual inroads of poaching trawlers fishing within the limit off the Fife coast, particularly at the mouth of the Forth and around the Isle of May, between the months of January and March inclusive, he will give instructions that a fishery cruiser or a gunboat shall specially watch those waters between these dates, or take such other steps as may be necessary to prevent the harm that has been caused to the fishing communities on the Fife coast in the past.


The Fishery Board are aware of the special apprehension to which the hon. Gentleman draws attention, and they will exert every effort to check the illegal trawling of which he complains.