§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many prosecutions for illegal trawling by foreign vessels in Scottish waters took place in each of the last 10 years; how many convictions resulted; and what was the total of the fines in each of these years.
§ Mr. William Ross
There were 21 prosecutions for illegal trawling by foreign vessels in Scottish waters in the last 10 years, resulting in 20 convictions. The amount of the fines and costs recovered is set out in the table below.
The River Tweed Commissioners, and The East Coast Salmon Net Fishing Association.
Subsequently I received 33 further representations (21 for and 12 against) from 24 individuals and the following organisations:—
The Lochy District Fishery Board.
The Spey District Board.
The Transport & General Workers' Union.
The Salmon & Trout Association (Scottish Committee).
The Scottish Salmon Angling Federation.
The Eyemouth and District Fishermen's Association.
The Mull Fishermen's Association.
The Shetland Crofters Fishing Rights Protection Society.
The Oban and District Fishermen's Association.