HC Deb 25 January 1990 vol 165 c820W
Mrs. Margaret Ewing

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what consideration he is giving to the ruling by Sheriff Douglas Risk at Aberdeen sheriff court on 19 January that charges of overfishing are not a criminal offence under the Sea Fish Conservation Act 1967; whether he has any plans to seek to amend current legislation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Curry

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to her today by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Scottish Office.