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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:33 am on 14th January 2016.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee 10:33 am, 14th January 2016

May we have a debate on the rather bizarre decision reached by the fisheries Minister, George Eustice, at the European fisheries and open opportunities meeting, whereby gillnet fishing is to be allowed to continue of the endangered bass species, whereas domestic anglers are told they are to have a zero-take bag? It seems to me and many domestic anglers an absolutely unfair decision that stops their recreational fishing while hugely increasing the take of an endangered species by fishermen, including in the fisheries Minister’s constituency.