HC Deb 14 March 1977 vol 928 cc33-4W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the weekly tonnage of shellfish landed in Argyll.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown

The quantity of shellfish landed at ports in the local government area of Argyll and Bute District, excluding the island of Bute, averaged approximately 95 tonnes per week during 1976. The actual quantity can vary from one week to another because of factors such as the weather and the seasonal nature of the fishery for the species concerned. Landings comprised mainly scallops, nephrops, queens and winkles, with smaller quantities of lobsters, squid and crabs.