§ Sir Michael Shaw
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what assessment he has made of the record of the north-east salmon fishery in matters of conservation;
(2) if he will exclude the north-east salmon fishery from planned conservation measures.
§ Mr. Curry
My Department, together with the Scottish Office, has been undertaking a review of all the salmon net fisheries off north-east England and eastern Scotland in accordance with the requirements of section 39 of the Salmon Act 1986.
Our report will be presented to Parliament shortly.