The boats in question will be able, just like before Brexit, to resume fishing in the 6-12 mile zone off Channel Island.
Guernsey issued 40 fishing licenses on Wednesday, December 1st to French boats. They will be allowed to continue fishing in the Channel Islands’ waters after February 1, 2022. This was announced by the government of Channel Island.
These 43 licenses were granted to Paris. It’s a ” excellent news “The most. “The fightContinue for « 111 licences »French fishermen still need to obtain post-Brexit permits, the French Minister for the Sea said Wednesday to AFP.
“We, the European Commission and France, have made good progress in a few weeks with Guernsey. The professionals continue to be exposed to the work and the efforts paid off. The fight is not over: 111 licenses remain to be obtained »Annick Girardin stated that he was mainly from Jersey, London.
This announcement is made amid a dispute between Paris and London regarding post-Brexit fishery licenses. The French government has accused the British of giving too many.
Guernsey will issue 43 licenses to 58 applicants by adding three more ships. As before Brexit, they will be allowed to fish within the 6-12 nautical miles zone off Channel Island.
The remaining 15 boats can be found here “Any additional data will also be considered”Guernsey’s government issued a statement saying that. Jonathan Le Tocq (Minister of Foreign Affairs on Guernsey) praised the news. “Milestone”Its licensing roadmap to see what it can do. “Certainty, stability”.
Guernsey has a less complicated issue with the issuing of fishing licenses. Paris regards Guernsey to be a more problematic jurisdiction. “Reliable partner”It is easier to negotiate with Jersey and London than it is with Jersey and London.
European fishermen can work in UK waters if they can prove they have fished there previously. The British and French disagree on the type and extent of supporting documents that should be provided.
France has been granted around 1000 fishing licenses in British waters, Channel Islands and Channel Islands since January 1, 2021. Paris still needs around 100.
Recently, the European Commission asked London to resolve the post-Brexit dispute regarding fishing licenses with France. This would be done by December 10.
The proceedings for 40 boats (12 meters and more) that were launched recently to replace older ships are being held in tension within the 6-12 nautical mile zone of the British coast. London has refused to issue them licenses at this time, as they are new requests for more modern, often more powerful vessels.
France would like to see the situation on some thirty ships, which are being considered as “High priority”Because they catch a lot of their catch in British waters, to which they don’t have access anymore.