HC Deb 11 August 1909 vol 9 c625W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the practice constantly prevails with impunity of trawling after dark in the Start Bay, South Devon, without lights; and whether he will take into consideration the possibility of putting a stop to procedure so dangerous, and of compelling observance of the law?


No recent reports on this subject have reached the Board of Trade, but I will communicate with the local Sea Fisheries Committee and see whether the cases are such that proceedings ought to be instituted under the Merchant Shipping Acts.