HC Deb 21 January 1998 vol 304 c568W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the correct procedure for disposing of over-quota dead or dying fish that are caught as a mixture of species. [23744]

Mr. Morley

[holding answer 19 January 1998]: Under the conditions set out in UK fishing vessel licences, over-quota fish must not be retained on board, transhipped or landed. Such fish should be returned to the sea. Where the discarding of fish is prohibited in the waters of third countries, any over-quota fish should be discarded immediately on return to Community waters.