Gaza: Israel

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel to ensure that Gaza fishermen have access to at least nine nautical miles offshore in winter to fish in depths that allow them to catch sufficient fish for their income.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

The fishing limit currently enforced by Israel remains at six nautical miles. We continue to press the Israeli authorities to increase the nautical delimitation to twelve miles.

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