HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 c190W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many fishing vessels of 140 ft and over were actually engaged in fishing, registered in and sailing from United Kingdom ports as at 1 July and at the same date for the preceding four years.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

Figures are available for the number of active fishing vessels of 140 ft. and over registered at United Kingdom ports as at 30 June each year. They are as follows:

1979 68
1978 86
1977 103
1976 116
1975 148

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