asked Her Majesty's Government:
How the licence condition that 50 per cent. of the fish catch under that licence should be landed in the United Kingdom is currently enforced.
§ Lord Donoughue
In every six-month period, UK fishing vessels licensed to fish for quota species must land 50 per cent. of the catch of such species into the UK, or failing that, visit a UK port at least four times, unless otherwise authorised by the Fisheries Department. This provision is monitored by reference to catch data obtained from the landing declarations which all vessels over 10 metres in overall length have to submit on the completion of their fishing trips.