§ 26. Major Sir ARCHIBALD SINCLAIR
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is yet in a position to state what steps will be taken by the Fishery Board to prevent ring-net fishing for herrings in the sea lochs on the north and west coasts of Sutherland during the coming winter?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The answer is in the negative. The Fishery Board do not consider that sufficient evidence has emerged to justify interference with this method of fishing in the localities mentioned in the question, but the matter is being kept under close observation.
§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
Does that mean that further investigations will be made on the spot, where very strong feeling is expressed about the depredations of these ring trawlers?