Seahorses: Smuggling

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 8th December 2017.

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Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Conservative, East Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions have taken place for the illegal sale of seahorses in the last five years.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Identifying the number of defendants prosecuted for the illegal sale of seahorses from those prosecuted for the illegal sale of other endangered species recorded in data held centrally by the Ministry of Justice would incur disproportionate costs.

Defra does not hold any other data regarding the number of prosecutions for the illegal sales of seahorses.

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