HC Deb 27 April 2004 vol 420 c861W
Andrew George

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what fishing restrictions apply to vessels not registered in the UK within(a) three mile, (b) six mile and (c) 12 mile limits from the UK coast; and what distinction is made between non UK-registered vessels with and without an historic entitlement. [167325]

Mr. Bradshaw

[holding answer 22 April 2004]: Only UK fishing vessels are allowed to fish in the zero to six mile zone around UK waters. Certain member states with historical catch records in UK waters can fish in the six to 12 mile zone. No distinction is made between non UK registered vessels with and without a historical entitlement. Access is granted on the basis of member states' historic fishing activities.