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Cetacean Bycatch And The Western Morning News

EDM number 831 in 2001-02, proposed by Adrian Sanders on 07/02/2002.

That this House congratulates the Western Morning News for highlighting the increasing numbers of dead dolphins and porpoises being washed up on the west country shoreline; notes that marine wildlife and fishing experts believe this to be a consequence of the activities of giant factory ships and pair trawlers that hoover up the seas bounty, capturing dolphins and other sea cetaceans that are unable to escape; further notes that the Cornish drift net fleet has honourably swallowed the bitter pill of a ban on its activities following claims of a much smaller share of cetacean by catch; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to seek an EU wide solution resulting in a ban on all pelagic fisheries which threaten the dolphin and other cetaceans with possible extinction from around our shores.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Adrian Sanders07/02/2002TorbayLiberal DemocratProposed
Nick Harvey07/02/2002North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed07/02/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
John Burnett07/02/2002Torridge & West DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George07/02/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Taylor07/02/2002Truro & St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler07/02/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross07/02/2002TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes08/02/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle12/02/2002ChorleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones12/02/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden12/02/2002Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Martin Caton12/02/2002GowerLabourSigned
Hugo Swire12/02/2002East DevonConservativeSigned
Edward O'Hara13/02/2002Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis13/02/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Chidgey13/02/2002EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson13/02/2002Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/02/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore14/02/2002HendonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington14/02/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn14/02/2002Newport WestLabourSigned
Sue Doughty25/02/2002GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green25/02/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett25/02/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones27/02/2002CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd28/02/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Win Griffiths28/02/2002BridgendLabourSigned
Tony Banks28/02/2002West HamLabourSigned
Alan Simpson07/03/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell07/03/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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