HC Deb 24 July 1946 vol 426 c25W
130. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has now concluded an agreement as to the number of foreign trawlers entitled to land fish in north-east Scottish ports; and, if so, will he state its terms, specifying the ports and the quantity of fish which may be landed in each.

Mr. Westwood

In view of the pressure on landing and distributing facilities, informal arrangements have been made to regulate the number of foreign fishing boats to land fish at Aberdeen and Buckie. The arrangements relate to the number of boats which may discharge and not to the quantities of fish. The total number is 30 at Buckie and 151 at Aberdeen. The boats are of the smaller or slower types of vessel and are mainly engaged in seine net fishing. Except in the case of Faroese boats, which normally land at considerable intervals, boats are not to land oftener than once a fortnight.