HC Deb 27 March 1911 vol 23 c1111W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture what precautions are taken for the protection of the inshore fishermen of the Northumberland coast against injuries to gear caused by steam trawlers fishing within the three miles limit?


Trawling within the three mile limit on this coast is prohibited by bye-law, the enforcement of which rests with the local Fisheries Committee. The coast guards report to the Committee any infringement of the bye-laws which may come under their notice. Injuries to gear are dealt with under the Sea Fisheries Act, 1883, which is administered by the Board of Trade.