HC Deb 17 November 1908 vol 196 cc1025-6
MR. ROBERT HARCOURT (Montrose Burghs)

To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that, owing to the absence of statutory provision for a close time for herring fishing, quantities of immature fish have been recently caught and thrown into the sea as useless; and whether, in view of this fact, and of the results of the past season's fishing, he is prepared to introduce legislation in regard to close time.

(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) No complaints of recent capture of immature fish have reached me and, as at present advised, I do not see my way to introduce legislation in the sense suggested by my hon. friend.