HC Deb 21 January 1965 vol 705 c104W
32. Mr. Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is aware that infection of seine net fishing boats with wood rot may be caused by the transmission of spores on wooden fishing boxes; and if he will make more money available for research into methods of countering this.

Mr. Boyden

I am advised that there is no evidence that rot in wooden fishing boats is caused by the transmission of fungus spores on wooden fish boxes. Rot may occasionally occur in fish boxes if they are stored on a boat for long periods, but no instance is known in which such rot has spread to the structure of the boat.

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