§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to resolve complaints relating to gear conflict within the 12-mile zone off the Sussex coast.
§ Mr. Curry
My officials had three meetings with the industry, in London and Hastings, on 13 January. There is to be a further meeting with representatives of the netsmen and the trawlermen on 25 January. It will be chaired by the Ministry's district inspector of fisheries and will aim to reach an agreement between the industry parties to reduce the risk of gear conflicts in the area.