Fishing Industry
Environment Food and Rural Affairs

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Mr Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress she has made in securing a plan for the long-term sustainability of the North sea cod industry beyond spring 2003.

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Mr Elliot Morley (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Scunthorpe, Labour)

holding answer 11 February 2002

At the Fisheries Council in December 2001 the Commission presented a proposal for a Council Regulation establishing measures for the recovery of fish stocks threatened with collapse. This provides for a multi-annual recovery plan for cod and hake stocks. Discussions are continuing.

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