Fishing Vessels: Safety

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 3rd December 2018.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on (a) the country under which vessels fishing in UK waters are flagged and (b) the proportion of those vessels (i) under 24 metres and (ii) covered by The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels.

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

Of the UK vessels registered as at 1st January 2018, 96% were under 24 metres and 85% under 15 metres and thus subject to the Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels. Data for non-UK vessels is incomplete.

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