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British Indian Ocean Territory: Angling

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 12th January 2009.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was received through the sale of fishing licences in the British Indian Ocean Territory in the last five years.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

I refer the hon. Member to the answer my hon. Friend, the then Minister of State, Geoff Hoon, gave on 22 May 2006, Hansard, column 1415W for the income received in the years 2003-06 from fisheries in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Since then, income from fisheries has been as follows:

2006-07 824,948
2007-08 1,078,649
2008-09 (to date) 730,206

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