HC Deb 24 June 2004 vol 422 c1467W
Mr. Carmichael

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of multi-rig trawls on the cod recovery programme. [180220]

Mr. Bradshaw

We are concerned about the increased catching efficiency of multi-rig trawls. They have the potential to undermine restrictions on fishing effort in the cod recovery programme.