HC Deb 28 February 1912 vol 34 c1355
Captain FABER

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture, if he will state whether he is aware that the close times for brown trout and rainbow trout are identical, and that the close time for rainbow trout exists when these fish are at their best as an article of food; and whether he will take steps to amend the Act, seeing that the close times of these fish ought to be at different times of the year?


It is the case that no distinction is drawn in the Act of 1873 between brown trout and rainbow trout in respect of the period during which they may legally be exposed for sale, and that, during this period, rainbow trout are fit for food. The Board have had under consideration the propriety of introducing legislation on the subject, and they are in communication with the Salmon and Trout Association and the Fishbreeders' Associations respecting it.