HC Deb 18 April 1994 vol 241 c416W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals in regard to environmental protection she put to the European Fisheries Council on 12 April; and if she will make a statement on matters discussed and decisions taken at the Council meeting.

Mr. Jack

I reported the outcome of the 12 April Fisheries Council in my reply of 13 April to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Hertsmere (Mr. Clappison) on 13 April at col.183-84. In a discussion on drift netting in the Council I stressed both the need to take environmental and ecological implications fully into account and my determination to oppose reintroduction of any derogation for drift nets longer than 2.5 km.

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