§ The Duke of Montrose
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they expect the findings of the research on the effect of fishing for sand eels, currently being carried out for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by a boat based at Grimsby, to be made public. [HL4577]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty)
The two voyages by the vessel referred to were carried out under the fisheries science partnership between CEFAS and the NFFO. The findings will be made public once analysis has been completed and considered jointly by both members of the partnership.