HC Deb 14 June 1979 vol 968 c273W
16. Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will now impose as a matter of urgency further national conservation measures in fishing increasing mesh sizes and enforcing the one net rule.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

My right hon. Friend announced in the House on 18 May—[Vol. 967, c. 656]—that the national conservation measures on mesh sizes for fish nets and related matters, first announced on 22 March—[Vol. 964, c.683]—will now be introduced from 1 July 1979. The Government stand ready to take any further conservation measures that may prove necessary.