HC Deb 22 January 1998 vol 304 c650W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what research her Department has evaluated on the sustainability of fish stocks around Antarctica and the effect on mammal population of their depletion. [24130]

Mr. Battle

Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey play an active role in support of the work of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). All data received from fisheries research/surveys, fishing vessels and scientific observers are evaluated by the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR prior to the Commission's annual meeting.

The Scientific Committee estimate stock sizes, recommend catch levels and assesses interactions within the Antarctic ecosystem, including mammal populations.