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Tuesday, 9 May 1972
Page: 1498


Senator KEEFFE asked the Minister representing the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice:

How many vessels have been taken into custody in waters off the Queensland coast or the Gulf of Carpentaria from

(a)   Taiwan,

(b)   th: Peoples' Republic of China, and

(c)   other countries.


Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN (Western Australia) (Minister for Air) The

Minister for Primary Industry has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The number of vessels that have been apprehended in waters off the Queensland coast or the Gulf of Carpentaria are

(a)   Taiwan -

Under the Fisheries Act 1952-1970, one boat, apprehended twice

Under the Continental Shelf (Living Natural Resources) Act I96S, three boats, involving a total of four apprehensions

(b)   Peoples' Republic of China -

Nil

(c)   Other countries -

Nil.







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