§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking, following the Trend Report and other recent reports, to study and solve the problems relating to the migration of certain species of fish from the fishing grounds in northern waters customarily used by the Scottish fishing industry, with a view to maintaining and replenishing the supply of fish in and from those waters.
§ Mr. Noble
The study of the migration of fish stocks exploited by British fishermen is part of the normal work of the scientists of the Fisheries Departments in collaboration with scientists in other countries. As regards replenishment of the stocks I would refer the hon. and learned Member to the Answer given him today by my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Agriculure, Fisheries and Food.