HC Deb 14 July 1936 vol 314 cc1888-9W

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps are being taken to secure the adoption by other countries of the regulations governing the mesh of fishing nets similar to those in force in this country?


The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea have recommended the general adoption, as a minimum, of mesh regulations and size limits for fish similar to those in force in this country. The Government are anxious that this recommendation should be put into effect, and have accordingly invited the Governments of all the countries concerned to send representatives to a conference in London in the autumn of this year for the purpose of discussing the recommendation, and, it is hoped, of agreeing upon the heads of a Convention to give effect to it.