HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 c1168
77. Mr. Turton

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps he is taking to improve the prospects of the fishing industry in the islands of Seychelles.

Mr. Creech Jones

Funds have been provided under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act for a fisheries survey of the banks in the Mauritius-Seychelles area. A vessel is now being refitted for the survey and will be ready to proceed to the area early next year. This survey is necessary if a fishing industry of permanent economic value is to be established.