§ Mr. David Porter
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food which quotas have been transferred from the Northern Ireland Fish Producers Organisation to the Fife Fish Producers Organisation since Christmas 1993; and under which qualifying rules transfers have been made.
§ Mr. Jack
None. The allocations of fish quotas to producer organisations for a particular year are based on the track records of vessels over 10m in overall length in their membership at 1 January, in accordance with the rules for the management of fish quotas drawn up in consultation with the industry each year. The rules for vessels joining or leaving a particular producer organisation are a matter for the group concerned.