HC Deb 23 June 1930 vol 240 c809W

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that, owing to the in-shore fishing of heavy trawlers off Walberswick and Dunwich, it is intermittently impossible for Walberswick and Southwold longshore fishermen profitably to continue their trade; and will he take steps to rectify the position?


I have had no complaints that the operations of British trawlers have been detrimental to inshore fisheries at the places referred to. British trawlers very rarely come within the three-mile limit on that part of the coast, although it is legal for them to do so. Complaints have, however, been made in the past with regard to the operations of foreign trawlers, but during the last two or three years the trouble has been effectively dealt with by the Fishery Protection Service.