§ 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.