HC Deb 22 July 1976 vol 915 c566W
Sir John Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has about the size of the catch of salmon in Greenland waters in 1975; what was the relationship of this to the quota; what estimate he has made of the effect of the catch on stocks of Scottish salmon; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown

Provisional 1975 Greenland catch figures presented to the International Commission for the North West Atlantic Fisheries at its meeting in June 1976 were as follows:

Local Greenland fishermen 1,194
Danish mainland and Faroese boats 641
Norwegians 217
Others Nil

The Greenlanders are now keeping very near to their quota of 1,191 tonnes. Other nationals have taken less than their aggregate quotas as provided for the phasing-out period under the 1972 agreement.

It is not possible to establish a meaningful correlation between the level of the Greenland catch in a particular year and the subsequent year's Scottish catch.

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