HC Deb 29 March 1984 vol 57 c243W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Prime Minister if she will publish in the Official Report a table showing the British fishing catch each year since 1970 in United Kingdom waters and in more distant waters subject to agreements between the European Economic Community and the states concerned.

The Prime Minister

Comprehensive information in the form required is not readily available.

The following figures relate to total catches by United Kingdom vessels in all waters, including those of the member states of the European Community and other countries. Care should be taken in comparing these figures from year to year due to variations in the quantities of the many different species making up the total catch.

Total catches by United Kingdom vessels
'000 tonnes liveweight
1970 1,187
1971 1,220
1972 1,191
1973 1,132
1974 1,193
1975 1,081
1976 1,137
1977 1,091
1978 1,127
1979 1,003
1980 904
1981 888
1982 909