HC Deb 08 May 1986 vol 97 c224W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which European Economic Community countries are fishing in Falkland waters; and what payments are being made by them.

Mr. Eggar

Vessels registered in Spain and Italy fish in Falklands waters: in addition, two British companies are involved in joint fishing ventures with companies from non-EEC states. Fees are payable in respect of harbour facilities and, with effect from 1 April, for trans-shipping and exporting operations carried out in Berkeley sound and territorial waters.