Schedule 3 - Sea fishing licences: further provision

Fisheries Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 13th October 2020.

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Amendment proposed: 3, page 53, line 24, at end insert—

“Prohibition on fishing boats greater than 100 metres in length in English waters

1A (1) Any sea fishing licence issued by the sea fish licensing authority for England must include a condition prohibiting the use of a fishing boat greater than 100 metres in length in any of the protected areas specified in subsection (2).

(2) The protected areas to which the prohibition in subsection (1) applies are marine conservation zones and marine protected areas as defined in the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

(3) The Secretary of State may by regulations add to the list of protected areas in subsection (2).”.—(Luke Pollard.)

This amendment would include in the sea fishing licence conditions a prohibition on using a fishing boat longer than 100 metres in protected areas in English waters.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 135 Fisheries Bill [Lords] — Schedule 3 - Sea fishing licences: further provision

Aye: 194 MPs

No: 329 MPs

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The House divided: Ayes 197, Noes 331.

Question accordingly negatived.

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Proceedings interrupted (Programme Order, this day).

The Deputy Speaker put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that time (Standing Order No. 83E).