Fisheries Protection in Welsh Waters

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Beaumaris Town Councl

Dear Welsh Government/Llywodraeth Cymru,

The Welsh Government has several fisheries protection vessels.

The Council would like to know:

1. Where those vessels are based.
2. For the current financial year (and also for years 2011/12; 2010/11; 2009/10) how much time have these vessels spent at sea on active patrol (as opposed to moored in harbour or training).
3. What proportion of these patrol hours was during the night.
4. How many incidents were attended in SACs rather than unprotected waters and what proportion is this of total investigated incidents.

Yours faithfully,

Prof Trevor Ashenden
Town Clerk
Beaumaris Town Council

Parry, Eirig (BETS - Rural Affairs),

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Professor Trevor Ashenden

Please find attached an acknowledgement letter in respect of your
Freedom of Information request.

Diolch

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Gorfodi Pysgodfeydd
Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Strategy (AFRS) /Amaeth, Pysgodfeydd
a'r Strategaeth Wledig (APSW)
Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science / Busnes, Menter, Technoleg
a Gwyddoniaeth

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Davies, Nigel (BETS - Sectors & Business),

Dear Professor Ashenden,

We are currently working to gather the information required to provide an
official response to your Freedom of Information request relating to Welsh
Government Fisheries Protection Vessels. However, we are having difficulty
answering the last of your questions :-

How many incidents were attended in SACs rather than unprotected waters
and what proportion is this of total investigated incidents?

It would be extremely helpful if you could provide some clarity in order
to enable us to gather the information you wish to obtain - for instance
could you define what you mean by "incidents" attended in SACs? Any
narrowing down of the information you require to satisfy this part of your
request would be of enormous help and will allow us to better focus our
efforts to gather the data you need.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me in the first
instance.

Best regards,
Nige

Nigel Davies, Inshore Fisheries Administrator
Yr Uned Bysgodfeydd l Fisheries Unit
Amaethyddiaeth, Pysgodfeydd a Strategaeth Wledig l Agriculture, Fisheries
and Rural Strategy (AFRS)
Llywodraeth Cymru / Welsh Government
Llys y Ddraig
Parc Busness Penllergaer / Penllergaer Business Park
Abertawe / Swansea.  SA4 9NX
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Beaumaris Town Councl

To: Davies, Nigel (BETS - Sectors & Business)

Dear Nigel

Thank you for your email.

The Council's primary interest at this stage is in instances of illegal/unlicensed fishing activity.

So by incident I mean occasions when a fishing vessel is intercepted/investigated. I would anticipate that these incidents might arise from:

* A suspicion on the part of the crew
* Intelligence
* Reported suspicious activity (e.g. by the public)
* Routine inspections

At this stage the Council is interested in overall number of incidents rather than a breakdown by type.

I hope that this clarifies this part of the request sufficiently for you. If not please do let me know.

Yours sincerely,

Trevor

Prof TW Ashenden
Town Clerk
Beaumaris Town Council

Davies, Nigel (BETS - Sectors & Business),

Thank you very much for your reply - I have forwarded this on to the people concerned with gathering the data to satisfy your request and I believe that your answer will provide the clarity needed. If there are any further gray areas I shall contact you once more.

Regards,
Nige

Nigel Davies, Inshore Fisheries Administrator
Yr Uned Bysgodfeydd l Fisheries Unit
Amaethyddiaeth, Pysgodfeydd a Strategaeth Wledig l Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Strategy (AFRS)

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Llys y Ddraig
Parc Busness Penllergaer / Penllergaer Business Park

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Dylai unrhyw ddatganiadau neu sylwadau a wneir uchod gael eu hystyried yn rhai personol ac nid yn rhai gan Lywodraeth Cymru, unrhyw ran ohoni neu unrhyw gorff sy'n gysylltiedig â hi.

Any of the statements or comments made above should be regarded as personal and not those of the Welsh Government, any constituent part or connected body.

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Davies, Nigel (BETS - Sectors & Business),

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<<ATISN 6403 - Trefor Ashenden - Final Reply.doc>> Dear Professor Ashenden,

Please find the attached official reply to your request for information which I am sending on behalf of Eirig Parry.

If you have any problems opening the attached document please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Nige

Nigel Davies, Inshore Fisheries Administrator
Yr Uned Bysgodfeydd l Fisheries Unit
Amaethyddiaeth, Pysgodfeydd a Strategaeth Wledig l Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Strategy (AFRS)

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Llys y Ddraig
Parc Busness Penllergaer / Penllergaer Business Park

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Dylai unrhyw ddatganiadau neu sylwadau a wneir uchod gael eu hystyried yn rhai personol ac nid yn rhai gan Lywodraeth Cymru, unrhyw ran ohoni neu unrhyw gorff sy'n gysylltiedig â hi.

Any of the statements or comments made above should be regarded as personal and not those of the Welsh Government, any constituent part or connected body.