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Harm to Dolphins and Ban on Large Scale Drift Nets

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1182A1: tabled on 29 June 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr David Shaw on 26 June 1990. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

At end add 'in this session of Parliament.'.

Original motion text

That this House expresses concern at the continued use of large scale drift nets by fishermen from other countries; realises that these are not currently in use in United Kingdom fisheries; believes such large scale drift nets to be a destructive and indiscriminate fishery method which causes widespread damage to the marine ecosystem; is especially concerned by the numbers of dolphins and other marine animals captured and killed unnecessarily in these nets with consequent pain and suffering; and calls on the Government to support any moves to ban their use.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.