HC Deb 30 April 1913 vol 52 cc1201-2W

asked the Chief Secretary what steps it is proposed to take to carry out the recommendations of the Commission which recently investigated the salmon fisheries; and whether he is aware that the future supply of fish is endangered by over-netting at the mouths of the rivers?


The Department have prepared notes for a Bill giving effect to most of the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on inland fisheries. This Bill I hope to introduce on the first suitable opportunity. The Department are aware that in late years there has been an increase of drift netting for salmon in the sea, and in certain districts they have made by-laws restricting this class of fishing off the mouths of rivers.