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Applications for licenses by French fishing vessels (FOI)

Applications for licenses by French fishing vessels (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 14 July 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



How many French vessels have applied for fishing licenses since the beginning of the year? Please provide this information broken down by month.


From which towns or cities were the vessels based?


How many have been accepted since the beginning of the year?



A total of 222 French fishing vessels have applied for a Jersey fishing licence since 1st January 2021.

The EU provided six separate application lists between March and May 2021, some vessels were included on more than one list, therefore, the following breakdowns do not tally with the total application figure.

March – 56 vessels

April – 32 vessels

May – 169 vessels


The following table details the port of registration for the vessels who have submitted an application.

We are unable to provide details regarding where the vessels are based since they are only required to provide their port of registration in the application process, which could be different to the port or ports out of which they fish.

​​Port of registered for vessels who have applied for Jersey Fishing Licence


​Number of vessels

​Bayonne ​1
​Cancale ​1
​Cherbourg ​98
​Morlaix ​1
​Noirmoutier ​1
​Paimpol ​26
​St Brieuc​52
​St Malo​41
​St Nazaire​1
​Total ​222


As at 24 June, 47 licences have been issued to French vessels since the start of 2021.

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