HL Deb 08 March 2005 vol 670 cc79-80WA
Baroness Byford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the waters between 100 and 200 nautical miles around the Azores were opened up to European Union trawlers; and what assessment of fish stocks in these waters was undertaken prior to this extension of the fishing zone, and subsequently. [HL1510]

Lord Whitty

New arrangements on effort restrictions in Western Waters were decided in November 2003 and came into effect in August 2004. This department does not hold data on any stock assessments that may have been carried out in respect of the Azores.