HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 c241W
41. Mr. Douglas-Mann

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what information is available about the stocks of fish on the Icelandic continental shelf; and about the rate at which such stock is increasing or diminishing.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

Reports by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea show that in general demersal stocks are stable—leaving aside natural fluctuations—but herring stocks have seriously declined.