§ Dr. Woodcock
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will estimate the depletion of the illex fishery around the Falkland Islands as a direct result of not applying a 200-mile fishery zone.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
Recent scientific advice indicates that if the Falkland Islands interim conservation and management zone (FICZ) were extended to 200 miles, escapement for illex squid could be expected to increase by less than 5 per cent. and that effective conservation of the stock requires multilateral efforts to control fishing well beyond 200 miles.