§ 53. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will give the number of convictions for illegal trawling within the territorial waters of Great Britain and Iceland, respectively, during the last six months?
One British skipper was convicted during the past six months for illegal trawling within Icelandic territorial waters, the conviction referring to an offence committed in 1923. No foreign fishermen have been convicted during that period for illegal trawling within British territorial waters, but there have been two convictions of French fishermen for setting lobster pots in British territorial waters.