Fishing: Drift Nets

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Kimball Lord Kimball Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What arrangements are being made to ensure that, after the expenditure of the European Union fund of £25 million for compensation, the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas and the Irish Salmon Review Group have stopped the Irish drift-net fishery at the start of the present salmon season.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming and Food), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming and Food), The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

Enforcement of the closure of Irish drift-net fisheries is a matter for the Irish authorities. It is unlikely that the Irish Salmon Review Group will be involved, and the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) has no role in the management of the fisheries.

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