§ Mr. Mulley
A Bill at present before the Icelandic Parliament provides for 135W Icelandic trawlers of all sizes to fish in certain zones within the twelve-mile limit at certain seasons only. The Bill is experimental and will be valid in the first instance only until the end of 1971.
There have been no consultations with the Icelandic Government. In accordance with the Exchange of Notes of 1961 fishing within the twelve-mile limit falls entirely within Icelandic jurisdiction.