§ Mr. McGrady
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he last met representatives of the fish producers' organisations; and what items were discussed.
§ Mr. Curry
I have visited a number of fishing ports recently and on each occasion met representatives of the local fish producers organisations. I met representatives of the Fleetwood FPO on 21 September 1989, the Grimsby FPO on 5 October, the Yorkshire and Anglia FPO on 2 November, the Fish Producers Organisation (Hull) on 17 November and the Cornish FPO and the South Western FPO on 22–23 November.
A wide range of fisheries issues were discussed including fleet rationalisation, vessel licensing and quota management, and the forthcoming Community measures on fish hygiene.