Fisheries: Western Sahara

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 9 March 2009.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely effect on UK-registered vessels fishing in waters off Western Saharan waters of the declaration of an exclusive economic zone covering such waters.

Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Marine and Natural Environment)

As yet no assessment has been made of the impact that this declaration will have on UK registered vessels.

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