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    While Irish fishing trawlers were enjoying a record catch of Herring off the Waterford, Eire, coastline, Corvettes of the Irish Fishery Protection service celebrated a record 'catch'-of foreign 'poachers'....

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    While Irish fishing trawlers were enjoying a record catch of Herring off the Waterford, Eire, coastline, Corvettes of the Irish Fishery Protection service celebrated a record 'catch'-of foreign 'poachers'....
    One Belgian, two German and two French trawlers, caught fishing within the three mile limit, were arrested and their gear confiscated.

    Large Herring shoals moving towards the Waterford coast attracted 200 fishing boats from all over Europe. The big scramble to land the large, top quality fish ensued. Nets entangled, tempers frayed, and foreign trawlers, in their excitement, came too far inshore.

    Fourteen nations, adherents to the 1946 Fishery Convention, will attend an International Conference in London Jan 20 to be opened by Mr Hare, British Minister for Agriculture. Purpose - to try to save the diminishing British Herring Industry. A massive invasion of the North Sea fishing grounds by foreign trawlers, principally Russian and Polish, may well extinguish the industry. While British Herring fleets obey the rules governing the size of fish that may be taken huge fleets of trawlers from Russia, Poland, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany do not. An effort will be made to draw up a convention to protect this much hunted fish by enforcing maximum "mesh" of fishing nets.

    The Herring season, just ended, has been the most disastrous on record. Though the demand for fresh fish by th home market has been met, distribution among other interested industries has shown a huge decline.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7CG96780R2EDQP53M0IBDN2JE
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CG96780R2EDQP53M0IBDN2JE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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