HC Deb 16 March 1978 vol 946 c288W
Mr. Prior

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proportion of the North Sea plaice quota is caught by trawlers operating from Lowes-toft; how much of that catch is caught outside the 50-mile limit; and how much is caught within the 50-mile limits of Norway, Denmark, West Germany and Holland.

Mr. Bishop

North Sea plaice is not at present subject to quota. About two-thirds of the United Kingdom catch in the area is taken by Lowestoft vessels. Most of that is taken outside a line 50 miles from the British coast, some 30 per cent. of it in Norwegian waters and some 50 per cent. in Danish and Dutch waters.