§ 63. Mr. Wolrige-Gordon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the present strength of the Scottish fishery protection squadron; how many arrests it has made since the extension of British fishing limits; when these arrests were made; and what penalties have been imposed.
§ Mr. Ross
The protection fleet operated by my Scottish Fisheries Department numbers eight vessels. It has made two arrests of foreign fishing vessels for infringements of British fishery limits since the limits were extended on 30th September last. Both these arrests were made off the Butt of Lewis on 17th May last and the skippers were each fined £60.