HC Deb 20 May 2003 vol 405 c694W
Mr. Hayes

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on current estimates of fishers' compensation claims pursuant to the latest restrictions as set out by the Fisheries Council in December 2002. [112497]

Mr. Morley

I appreciate the fishing industry's concern that their earnings have been affected by the limits on time at sea. The way to promote better viability for fishing operations is to bring the size of the fleet and fish stocks into better balance.

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