§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what safeguards exist to prevent foreign fishing vessels from registering in United Kingdom ports.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
I have been asked to reply.
Registration under Part IV of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 is restricted to British sea fishing boats belonging to a port or place in the British Islands. In practice, this means fishing boats owned by British subjects or by companies registered in the United Kingdom.