HC Deb 22 June 1971 vol 819 c239W
43. Mr. Wall

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement about those nations who enjoy traditional fishing rights within the British six- to 12-mile limits, showing to what extent those rights extend around British coasts.

Mr. Prior

The pattern of fishing rights is complex, and best seen from the map I have placed in the Library. Those rights granted under the terms of the European Fisheries Convention are without limit of time. Those granted to Norway for dogfish and sharks expire in 1984. There are only relatively short stretches in which only British vessels may fish.