§ Mr. Bellingham
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many salmon were caught in England, Scotland and Wales during the season 1991 and the season 1992, by(a) rod and line, (b) commercial nets and (c) north-east coast drift net fishing.
§ Mr. Curry
Details of reported salmon catches in 1991 are given in the table. Comparable data for 1992 are not yet available.
Reported Catches of Salmon in England, Scotland and Wales in 1991 by Method of Capture England Scotland Wales Rod and line 9,452 45,136 4,522 Commercial nets1 34,631 20,057 3,044 (of which N.E. coast drift nets) (22.463) Total 44,083 65,193 7,566 1 Includes reported catches of salmon by all methods other than by rod and line.