§ Mr. HUGH LAW
asked as to recent illegal fishing by steam trawlers in the vicinity of Tory Island; and whether one of these trawlers on the 6th inst. fired several shots at two island boats which approached for the purpose of identifying her?
§ Mr. CHERRY
The Department are aware of the illegal steam trawling that has recently been carried on off Tory Island. During the past four months the Department have instituted proceedings in nine cases, in which fines and costs amounting in all to £489 were imposed. A further case is listed for hearing on the 2nd March. The shots referred to were alleged to have been fired from the trawler in this case.