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Granting of local and French fishing licences (FOI)

Granting of local and French fishing licences (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 27 October 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please can I ask how many Jersey fishing boats are registered in Jersey six meters and above in length?


How much has it cost on administration to grant each licence to the French fishermen?


Are there any French fishing boats six meters and below been given a Jersey fishing licence?


How much do Jersey fishing boats pay to register their boat each year after paying thousands for a UK licence to get a Jersey add on licence? I know the price varies on boat size so there should be a range of amounts.



As at 18 October 2021 Jersey has 81 commercial fishing vessels registered that are six metres or above in length.


The Government of Jersey (GOJ) has not recorded the administration time spent in relation to the issuing of fishing licences to French vessels, as this is considered to be a ‘business as usual’ function. Therefore, this information is not held in accordance with Article 10 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.


The GOJ have not issued any fishing licences to French vessels six metres or under in length as at 18 October 2021.


The registration of Jersey fishing vessels is administered by the Ports of Jersey and not the GOJ, therefore Article 10 of the FOI Law applies as this information is not held.

Further information regarding the licencing of fishing vessels can be found on and can be accessed using the following link.

Fishing boat licensing (

When a Jersey fishing licence is obtained or changed there is a one-off administration fee. Details of the current fees are shown in Article 17 of the Environment (2021 Fees) (Jersey) Order 2020:

Environment (2021 Fees) (Jersey) Order 2020 (

Ports of Jersey are not a scheduled public authority; however, you might wish to send your information request in writing to:  

or to:

Ports of Jersey, St Peter, Jersey, JE1 1BY

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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