HC Deb 09 November 2000 vol 356 c390W
Mr. Redwood

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what measures he will take to conserve stocks of(a) John Dory, (b) anchovy, (c) pilchard and (d) bream. [137417]

Mr. Morley

The revised EC Technical Conservation Regulation 850/98 which came into operation on 1 January 2000 imposes the following requirements for the species named:

Species Towed gear mesh size1 (mm) Fixed gear mesh size1 (mm) MLS2 (cm)
John Dory 80–99
Anchovy 16–31
Pilchard 16–31 10–30 11
Bream 80–99
1 These bands represent the minimum mesh allowed
2 Minimum landing size