HC Deb 05 February 1918 vol 101 c2117W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if he is aware that only 7½ million cwt. of fish were landed in the United Kingdom from January to November last, while in 1893 nearly 25 million cwt. were landed; and whether, in view of the shortage of many articles of food and the resources of our fish supply, something more will be done to increase the available fish supply?


I am aware that the supplies of fish have been reduced owing to the shortage of men and boats and the restriction of fishing areas, in approximately the proportion mentioned in the question. The importance of increasing the fishing fleets is fully realised by the Food Controller, who, in conjunction with the Admiralty and the Fishery Boards, is taking all practicable measures to augment the supply of fish.