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Fishing licence bids by 40 UK, Jersey boats

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COMMERCE and Employment has received approximately 40 applications from UK and Jersey fishermen seeking to operate in Bailiwick waters.

COMMERCE and Employment has received approximately 40 applications from UK and Jersey fishermen seeking to operate in Bailiwick waters.

The deadline for licence applications was Monday.

A new law comes into force on 1 February requiring all vessels commercially fishing within the

3-12 nautical mile limit to hold a Bailiwick of Guernsey fishing vessel licence.

A department spokesman said the applications received were very detailed and officers were processing them before they were presented to the board for consideration.

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