Fisheries: Monitoring

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th April 2017.

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Photo of Melanie Onn Melanie Onn Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to set a target for the proportion of future UK fishing trips to be monitored either by a fisheries observer or monitored using electronic monitoring equipment.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Details of planned UK observer trips are set out in United Kingdom’s Work Plan for data collection in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The Work Plan can be found at the Gov.UK website. In England and Wales, 525 staff days per year are allocated to observer sampling with 1032 days for Scotland and 460 days for Northern Ireland.

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