Fishery Limits

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th April 1959.

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Photo of Mr Joseph Godber Mr Joseph Godber , Grantham 12:00 am, 9th April 1959

The North Sea Convention of 1882 includes a clause confirming the adherence of the parties to a three-mile fishery limit. The parties to this Convention were Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. Since the beginning of 1958 there have been eight prosecutions for infringements of United Kingdom exclusive fishery limits by foreign fishing vessels.