§ Mr. Arbuthnot
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action is being taken by Her Majesty's Government to ensure that there is adequate protection of fish stocks around the dependent territories.
§ Mrs. Chalker
We have been examining the fishing regimes of our dependent territories. We are about to approach other Governments in the Caribbean with a view to delimiting zones of maritime jurisdiction by agreement for our dependent territories. On 1 October we introduced a 200-mile fisheries zone around the British Indian Ocean Territory.