Fisheries: Protection

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 21st October 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the year on year increase of (a) surface surveillance, (b) aerial surveillance and (c) the number of warranted marine enforcement officers in fisheries protection in the latest period for which data is available.

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

Compared with the financial year 2018/19, expenditure by the Marine Management Organisation is projected to increase by the following amounts with respect to the financial year 2019/20:

a) Surface surveillance: £7.44 million b) Aerial surveillance: £2.23 million c) Training and staff costs for warranted Marine Enforcement Officers: £2.11 million

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