§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made 34W 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.