HC Deb 27 July 1931 vol 255 cc1944-5
61. Mr. MILLAR

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of cases during each of the years 1930 and 1931 in which proceedings were instituted for illegal seine netting in the Firth of Forth; the number of convictions obtained; the fines imposed; and the ports to which the offending vessels belonged?


In 1930 there were two prosecutions for illegal seine-net fishing in the Firth of Forth. Convictions were obtained in each case, the fines imposed being £6 and £5 respectively. One of the offending boats belonged to Fisherrow, the other to Cockenzie. In the current year there have been four prosecutions, two of the boats belonging to Fisherrow, and two to Cockenzie. Convictions were obtained in each case, fines of £25 being imposed in three cases and a fine of £9 in the remaining case.