HC Deb 25 November 1999 vol 339 c206W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what information he has received from the Commission about a possible substantial reduction in the catch levels of sand eels. [98628]

Mr. Morley

The Commission has promised to make a proposal, in time for adoption by the Council in December, closing the sand eel fishery around the Isle of May. The effects of this closure on seabirds which are dependent on sand eels will then be studied.