HC Deb 20 July 1965 vol 716 cc188-9W
54. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that the Avon and Dorset River Authority has been obliged to issue nine salmon net licences to fish in Poole Harbour during the season of 1965, compared with two during 1964; and whether he will approve the issue of a net limitation order so as to enable the river authority to prevent the depletion of breeding stock.

Mr. Hoy

My Department has recently been approached by this river authority who have given me the figures quoted by the hon. Member and have put forward proposals for a net limitation order in the area. The authority's proposals are under consideration and will be dealt with as quickly as possible, but before an order could be approved it would have to be publicly advertised and any objections made would have to be duly considered.