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LANCASHIRE AND THE DEE. 0 FISHERMEN ALIVE TO THE DANGER. Our Connah's Quay correspondent writes The village fishermen have decided to offer the most determined opposition to the application of the Lancashire Sea Fisheries Committee to the Board of Trade to extend their district up the estuary of the Dee to an imaginary line drawn from Burton Point to Connah's Quay. The fishermen. contend that the success of the present application of Lancashire would prove disastrous to the men who obtain a livelihood on the banks of the Dee. The object of Lancashire is not so much to offer additional protection to coarse fish as to secure the Dee estuary for a spawning ground and nursery for sea fish, and if this end is secured the Dee fishermen will be prohibited from placing their nets with the object of taking coarse fish altogether. The Connah's Quay fishermen assert that the bye-laws for the protection of sea fish enforced by the Dee Fishery Board are infinitely better than those adopted by the Lancashire committee. In the first place, the Lancashire fishery bye- laws sanction the use of stake nets, and it is a well-known fact that within the juris- diction of the Dee Fishery Board these nets, which play such sad havoc among immature fish, are strictly prohibited. It is impossible to accurately estimate the injury done to the salmon fishery with these nets. If the Lancashire Committee obtain con- trol over the Dee estuary, and these nets are legalised under their bye-laws, what assurance have the Dee Fishery Board that they will not be employed with the object of assisting in salmon poaching ? Then, again, the fishermen point out that under the Lancashire bye-laws there is a kind of a machine called a rooter, which is more destructive to the fishery than the whole of the tackle the Dee fishermen employ put together. The other strong objection on the part of the Dee fishermen to the proposals of Lancashire is that they fear the salmon fishery will not receive that protection which is necessary if in the future it is to be the same profitable industry it has been in the past. The effective supervision over the salmon fishery by the Dee Fishery Board would be nullified if the bye-laws of Lancashire were enforced in the lower waters of the Dee. A meeting of the fishermen has been held, about 40 of the men being present, and the liveliest interest was shewn in the proceedings. Mr. C. Davison, J.P., presided, and having given a detailed account of the proposals of the Lanca- shire Sea Fisheries Committee, invited the fishermen to state their views. Mr. John Jones and Mr. Robert Dodd stated that the fishermen as a body were determined to oppose the appli- cation. Mr. E. Blane said the Flintshire County Council had decided to oppose the scheme, and wished to be apprised of the objec- tions which the Connah's Quay fishermen wished to submit at the Board of Trade Inquiry. It was resolved to oppose the application, and petitions were ordered to be drawn up, and the signatures of bona-fide fishermen invited. Messrs. J. Jones, R. Dodd, R. Edwards, W. Jones, J. Hewitt, and G. Taylor were appointed a committee to give effect to the resolution passed, and make arrangements for obtaining signatures to the petitions. The Parkgate fishermen will also be invited to sign the petitions for presentation at the enquiry of the Board of Trade.

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