HC Deb 09 November 1999 vol 337 c496W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he proposes to take, following the Offshore Bass Fishery Pilot Study report, to control trawl fishing for bass; and if he will make a statement. [97141]

Mr. Morley

I announced on 18 October as public consultation on proposals to restrict landings of bass by British fishing vessels to 5 tonnes per week, in the light of concerns about the impact of the spring offshore fishery on the bass stock. I have arranged for copies of the consultation document to be placed in the Libraries of the House.

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