Written Answers. - Foreign Fishing Vessels.

399.

asked the Minister for Fisheries and Forestry the number and nationality of foreign fishing vessels arrested by our fisheries protection vessels during 1984.

During 1984 a total of 29 foreign fishing vessels of the Naval fishery protection vessels of the Naval Service. Of these, 24 were Spanish and the remaining five were ex-Spanish vessels which had re-registered in the United Kingdom.

400.

asked the Minister for Fisheries and Forestry the total amount of fines collected from successful prosecutions of foreign fishing vessels arrested by our fishery protection vessels during 1984.

The total amount of fines collected from successful prosecutions of foreign fishing vessels arrested by our fishery protection vessels during 1984 was £447,354.