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!WE8TE8N SEA FISHERIES COMMITTEE. IMPORTANT SPECIAL MEETING. A special meeting of the above committee *as heid at Portmadoc on Tuesday, Mr H. JicnsaJl, Aberystwyth, in the chair. There lwere also present Messrs D. Lloyd George, M.P., E. Weed, Colwyn Bay; Issard Davies, Carnarvon; R. Hughes Jones, Aberdovey; Lloyd J. Evans, Broom Hall; J. L. Man- chester, Pwllheli; Jcbn Hughes, Portdinor- wic; Richard Davies, Robert J. White, Ban- gor; W. Anthony, E R. Davies, and Dr 0. Wynn Griffith, Pwllheli; R. Casson (clerk), R. Llewrlvn Evms (assistant clerk), and the bailiffs. The matters for consideration were to rescind (a) the resolution of March 21st last adjoining the consideration of the dratt order amalgamating the Western District with the Lancashire District.; and (b) the re- solution of the same date by which the mat- ter of the proposed new bye-law prohibiting trawling on mussel beds was adjeurne u til after the airril?imation scheme should be compl eted; the draft order issue by the ,L 1- 1. Board of TradB providing Mr tm mation of the Western Sea Fisheries Dis- trict. with the L ancashire District; the pro- posed new bye-laws prohibiting trawling on mussel beds, and the application of the Pwll- heli Town Council to the Treasury for a. Government grant-in-aid towards the con- struction f i harbour of refuge at Pwllheli. THE DRAFT ORDER. The Chairman said that they had received a communicaticn. saying that it was neces- sary that the opiidon *of this committee should be Expressed, upon the draft order undar which it was proposed to unite the dis- trict. He thought that they had expressed their views up^n the matter, and had ap- proved the scheme, and that the various Councils interested had done the same. But it seemed that it was necessary that the opinion of the committee should be embodied in a resolution before further steps could be 1 1_- taken. The matter, be supposed, would oe brought befora Parliament, and receive as- sent, and thus put in force. If they wanted the scheme to come in force this year, no time should be lost.—Mr Issard Davies moved the rescinding of the resolution of March 21st adjourning the consideration of the draft order, &c., and the resolution of the same date by which the matter of the proposed new bye-law prohibiting trawling on mussel beds was adjourned. This was passed.—The Clerk rcadi a letter from the Boardi of Trade, showing that immediate fteps should b? taken to consider the draft order, if the scheme was to come into exist- ence this year.—The Chairman asked if they should go through the draft order. Mr Is- sard Davies: Yes, and if we find any objec- tions in it, call attention to them.-The Chairman The County Councils have called attention to a few. It would have to come before the County Councils again, and what- ever cmenatiors are made they must be such as the Board of Trad3 will accept. —Replying to Mr Lloyd George, the chair- man said that thev hld safeguarded them- selves as. to the amount of expenditure.—Mr Issard Doxies moved a clause to be inserted in the drift crder which would enable the District, to have a voice in the management of affairs, because numerically they were in such a minority. They should have oower, if needs be, to dissolve the union. Such a clause was not in the order at present.—The Chairman The- Board' of Trade refused to do so. Thev will not nut such a clause in. Mr Issard Davies: The County Council will not agree unless power is given to ter- minate the union, if necessary. They have had ,'n example of whJt, it i", to act without such power, in connection with the Asylum. —The Clerk: Such objections could come from the Couuciis. and not from individuals. —Mr Issard Davies: But we should have the power to dissolve.—The Clerk: If such a clause is insisted upon, it may affect the am- algamation scheme.—The Chairman was afraid that Mr Davies's motion would simply block the scheme. The benefits under the new scheme were so palpoble that he could not see why it should be upset in any way. —Mr Issard Davies wiiif-d to word his pro- posal so as to make it mean that it was the feeling of the committee that such a clause should be inserted if possible.—Mr John Hugbes could not see that they ran any liabi- lity AvhatsOever as the order stood at present. They gained undoubtedly by the amalgama- tion.—The Chairman said that under the new scheme, Lancashire fishermen could come to this district and fish und?r Lanca- shire bye-laws, and steamers would superin- tend the fishing beats But under the pre- sent system, though Lancashire fishing boats cams to this district, the committee could not carry out their own bye-laws because th^v had no steamers.—Mr Lloyd George The fishermen themselves seem a little sus- picious of it.—Ultimately it was resolved to express the desirability that the union might be considered quinquennially, and the chairman, Messrs Wood and Issard Davies were appointed a sub-committee to consider any other points that might arise. TRAWLLNu ON MUSSEL BEDS. Mr Lloyd George said that the Barmouth 'fishermen bad objected first of all to the bye- law regarding trawling on mussel beds. He proposed that the trawling on mussel beds be prohibited a,t Ccnway.—Mr Issard Davies wanted the bye-law to apply to all the district alike. It seemed that at Aber- dovey and Barmouth ifshermen were divided as to the injuries trawling caused to mus- sels. But Mr George said that L'IH- feeling at Conway was very strong .against permit- ting tm-vling. -.Nfr Robert Jones, Carnarvon, confirmed Mr George's statement.—Profes- sor White suggested that-an imaginary line should be drawn from point to point, and I ithat no trawling be allowed within that line, at Conway.—Further discussion followed, and Mr George moved that the application from Conway be allowed.—Mr Wood sec- onded.—Mr Richard Davies seconded Mr Issard Davies.—The Chairman suggested that they should consider Conway's applica- tion only, and should other applications be received that those should also be considered. The Chsurman's suggestion was accepted, and Mr Lloyd George's motion was duly pissed. PWLLHELI AS A HARBOUR OF REFUGE. Mr Lloyd George moved that the commit- tee support the application of the Pwllheli Town Council for a, grant-in-aid towards making a harbour of refuge at Pwllheli. The Council did not walit a grant from the com- mittee, but a. resolution in favour of the ap- plication of the Council to the Treasury for a grant.—Mr Issard Davies said that the County Council h: d! often passed a resolution, in favour of a harbour of refuge. He was very glad to second the proposal. Such a thing was very much wanted.—The Chair- man At Pwllheli ?—Mr Lloyd George Yes. Pwllheli was prepared to spend half of the costs, and! was going to apply to the Treasury for the other half.—Mr Wm. Anthony, the Mayor of Pwllheli, said that, the question bad been under consideration for many years, but nothing could be done. A few weeks ago some of the Welsh members of Parlia- ment took the matter up in the House of Commons. They referred to what had been I dors in Ireland1 and: Scotland in connection with hr.iliour of, refuse. As compared with those countries Wales was behind in this matter. Pwllheli was quite prepared to do what it could in order to ensure the object in view. The estimated cost; of the works was L14,000 or £ 15,000, and Pwxiheli waa willing to advance V-i500, provided the Gov- ernment would advance the other half. There was no harbour of refuge nearer Car- digan Bay than Holyhead or Milford Haven. St. Tudwal's Roadstead was exposed during certain winds, and vessels could be seen there slipping their anchors and making for Pwllheli, where there was good anchorage and protection. The channel Pwllheli harbour was too narrow. When fishing boats crowded the narrow channel, there would be no room for larger vessels to come there for shelter. What was wanted was the widening of the channel. The Town Council had set Mr Douglas, an expert, to work with the view of ensuring the widening of the channel and making the place such that all ordinary shipping craft could come there.—The Chair- man said the committee, he was sure would ali vote for the application.—Passed unani- mously.—Mr Lloyd George asked that three members of the Council should be appointed to give evidence before the Board of Trade, and he mentioned Major Lloyd Evans, Mr Manchester, and Mr Bonsall. These gm- HOllen were appointed.






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