HC Deb 19 April 1944 vol 399 c186
28. Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any decision has yet been taken to implement the recommendations of Mr. Hornell's Report made in 1926 on the Fisheries of the Seychelles; and whether Mr. Hornell's recommendations will be considered as a suitable scheme under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act.

Colonel Stanley

Mr. Hornell's main recommendation, namely, the amendment of the Seychelles Fishery laws to prevent indiscriminate fishing, was carried into effect by Ordinance No. 3 of 1942. In addition, efforts are being made to encourage the local fishing industry with the advice of a Fishery Board, and it is hoped to arrange for a marine biologist to visit Seychelles to conduct a preliminary survey with the object of developing deep sea fisheries.