HC Deb 11 February 1980 vol 978 c472W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what information he has about French catches of herring in British waters.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

The following table sets out the information provided by official French sources to the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) on French catches of relevant herring stocks. Statistics are not available on the proportion of these catches taken from within United Kingdom fishery limits.

duce the weekly quotas under the mackerel licensing scheme and to suspend by 16 February licensed fishing by vessels of over 60ft were taken having regard to this recommendation.