HC Deb 28 March 1996 vol 274 c750W
12. Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to preserve the breeding stocks of sea bass. [21615]

Mr. Baldry

Recent estimates indicate a substantial increase in the size of the bass stock since conservation measures were introduced in 1990, with possibly as much as a doubling of the resource in the eastern English channel, which includes the waters around the Isle of Wight.

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