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Sustainable fishing (FOI)

Sustainable fishing (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 11 November 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How many fishing boats can fish in our waters each day (maximum amount), before it becomes unsustainable?


The information requested relating to sustainability is not held. Article 10 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.

Currently, there is no limit to the number of Jersey fishing licences that can be issued by the Government of Jersey (GOJ) since the Jersey licence operates under the reciprocal licencing arrangements of the Jersey / UK Fisheries Management Agreement.

The UK issue the initial fishing licence and the Jersey licence is an add on to this licence. Further information is held on   and can be accessed using the following link.

Fishing boat licensing (

Article applied

Article 10 - Obligation of scheduled public authority to confirm or deny holding information

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), if –

(a) a person makes a request for information to a scheduled public authority; and

(b) the authority does not hold the information, it must inform the applicant accordingly.

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