HC Deb 15 April 1986 vol 95 c381W
Sir John Farr

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what conclusions he has reached on the report by Dr. John Beddington on fisheries around Falklands: and if he will introduce the recommended management measures without delay.

Mr. Eggar

We have concluded that our policy should be to work for early agreement on a multilateral conservation and management regime under the auspices of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. Such agreement offers the best prospect of measures which are workable and effective. A technical assessment of the fish stocks, which is the essential first step for an agreement, is now being conducted by FAO experts.