HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 c2263W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the South Devon trawling industry has quite recently suffered damage through aggressive action by foreign trawlers within territorial waters between Start Point and Berry Head; and whether he will direct the patrolling vessels to give special attention to these waters?


No complaints of illegal trawling have been received by the fishery cruisers. No special orders as to this area (which is within that patrolled by cruisers of the Devon and Cornwall Fisheries) are considered necessary, but any specific complaints as to illegal trawling in these waters would be inquired into, and steps taken to prevent such practices.

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