Jersey has issued permanent fishing licences to three more French boats.
In a statement released this afternoon, Environment Minister John Young said: “Following the receipt of further evidence, three French fishing vessels are today moving from the ‘Orange’ to ‘Green’ licensing categories, converting from temporary to permanent licences.
“In order to obtain a permanent licence, we required additional data about their fishing track record in Jersey waters. Sufficient evidence has now been provided for these three vessels.
“We have always been clear that the process is based purely on data and evidence.
"Our door is always open to more evidence for vessels that currently have no licence, and new applications can be submitted at any time.
"We will license vessels which can provide the required information about their fishing activity in Jersey waters, in accordance with the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.”
Jersey has now issued 116 permanent licences, reducing the number of temporary licences – which run out at the end of January - by three to 46.
55 licence applications were rejected.
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