HC Deb 15 March 1920 vol 126 c1836W

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether his attention has been called to the meetings of Newcastle fishermen and of the Newcastle Urban Council, and to the influentially signed memorial from leading ratepayers, calling for bye-laws to regulate the fishing industry in that district, and especially to restrain the destruction of immature fish and the injury to the spawning beds caused by seine-net trawling by motor-boats in Dundrum Bay, and what action he proposes to take in the matter?


My attention has been called to this matter. The Department of Agriculture have collected, and propose further to collect, evidence regarding the operations of these fishermen, and are at any time prepared to take such stops as they may consider advisable for the protection of the fisheries of the district.