§ 19. Mrs. Gilroy
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what discussions he has recently had with respect to conservation of mackerel. 
§ Mr. Morley
I am aware of concerns in the south-west about the conservation of mackerel including some requests for a reopening of the Mackerel Box. The scientific advice is clear that the Box should remain. I am however seeking ICES advice on the issue.