HC Deb 05 August 1975 vol 897 c136W
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.

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