§ 102. Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many trawlers there are in Wales; what are their principal ports; and if he will make a statement on the fishing industry in Wales.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
16 deep sea trawlers operate from Milford Haven and 3 from Swansea. 21 full-time inshore trawlers operate from Swansea, Conway and Bangor. About 25 smaller trawlers operate seasonally from a number of minor ports. As my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food said in his reply of 17th December last to my hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice, several issues of fisheries policy are under review. That is a responsibility which I share with my right hon. Friend. I cannot yet add to his statement.