HC Deb 18 March 1907 vol 171 c484

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if it is within the knowledge of the Government that rewards have been given to persons giving such evidence as would secure the conviction of poaching trawlers in other places than the Moray Firth; and whether, in view of the importance of the line fishing, and the waste of food and destruction of spawning grounds by trawling within the three-mile limit, he will take into consideration the expediency of adopting a similar policy.


I have no official information upon the subject. The funds of the Fishery Board for Scotland are not more than sufficient for their present duties.