HC Deb 27 November 1906 vol 165 c1440
MR. A. WILLIAMSON (Elgin and Nairn)

I bog to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that trawlers have recently recommenced trawling within the prohibited area of the Moray Firth, and that a trawler was seen at work opposite to Lossiemouth on 19th November in broad daylight; and whether he will impress the necessity for greater vigilance on the commanders of the fishery cruisers.


Illegal trawling within the Moray Firth has recently been reported. Immediately on the receipt of information that a trawler was working about seven miles off Lossiemouth, a telegram was dispatched to the commander of one of the fishery cruisers directing him to proceed there at once. I am satisfied that there is no lack of vigilance on the part of the commanders of cruisers.