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Fishing Catches: Wales

Wales Office written question – answered on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of Welsh fish catch that is landed from Irish waters.

Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns The Secretary of State for Wales

Due to the spatial apportioning methods used and the relatively small spatial areas involved, the methodological uncertainty is high. Therefore the MMO can provide figures that are best estimates. In this case ‘waters’ means territorial waters and the Exclusive Economic Zone.

On average between 2012 and 2016, Welsh-registered vessels landed approximately 5% (1,000 tonnes) of their total live weight and approximately 10% (£2 million) of their total landed value of fish from Irish waters.

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