§ Mr. HARMSWORTH
asked the Lord Advocate if his attention has been drawn to the depredations committed by trawlers in the waters lying within the area between Caithness and Orkney; and, if so, whether he will give instructions that a fishery cruiser be directed to patrol this sea more frequently?
§ Mr. URE
The Fishery Board has not recently received any specific complaints of trawling from the north coast of Caithness, but that coast is patrolled as frequently as the exigencies of the service permit. I have to remind my hon. Friend that the Pentland Firth is not an area to which the prohibitions contained in Section 8 of the Herring Fishery (Scotland) Act, 1889, extend.