HC Deb 10 May 2004 vol 421 c80W
Mr. Sanders

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make it her Department's policy to source all sea bass used in catering outlets for which her Department is responsible from hand-line fishermen rather than pair trawlers. [167544]

Ms Hewitt

DTI follows the guidance issued by Defra on this issue. Defra supports the sourcing of sea bass from sustainable fisheries and handlining as both are relatively low impact methods of fishing.