HC Deb 10 October 1912 vol 42 c543W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture the quantity of herring caught by trawl and landed in England and Wales during the last three years; and whether any information has been obtained from the scientific and experimental investigations which have been made as to the effect which trawling may have upon the important herring industry?


In 1909, 106,834cwts.; in 1910, 55,475 cwts.; and in 1911, 292,575 cwts. of herring caught by trawl were landed in England and Wales. The investigations referred to in the second part of the question are still proceeding, and the Board are not yet in a position to draw any definite conclusions on the subject.