HC Deb 07 April 1911 vol 23 cc2673-4W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he will furnish a Return of the prosecutions for illegal trawling for the fishery districts of the East Coast of England and of Scotland during 1910, including the prosecutions of Foreign trawlers by the Board of Trade, with particulars of the fines imposed?


The following statement will give the information desired with regard to the East Coast of England:—

District. Nature of Offence. No. of Defts. Penalty on each Cost on each.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Northumberland Steam trawling 1 10 0 0 1 14 10
and for feiture
North Eastern do. Illegal trawling do. 2 1 0 0 3 9
1 19 8 6 11 6
Eastern Steam trawling 1 2 0 0 1 17 8
Suffolk and Essex*
Kent and Essex*
* Trawling is not prohibited within the seas comprised within the limits of these districts

So far as the question refers to Scotland it should be addressed to the Scottish office, and as regards foreign trawlers to the President of the Board of Trade.