§ 15. Mr. William Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the working of the laws covering commercial salmon fishing operations in Northern Ireland.
§ Dr. Boyson
All commercial salmon fishing in Northern Ireland is required to be carried out under licence during times and seasons, and deploying equipment and methods, which are prescribed in legislation. Enforcement of these laws is the responsibility of the Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland and the Foyle Fisheries Commission acting in their respective areas. Regular patrols are carried out in each area to ensure compliance with the law.