Fishing catch returns (FOI)
Fishing catch returns (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 March 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
In relation to the States of Jersey fisheries and environment department.
Do French foreign vessels fishing commercially in Jersey territorial waters submit catch returns to the States of Jersey fisheries department and all relevant on island department?
If catch returns are submitted to the States of Jersey fisheries department and all relevant on island departments how many catch returns have been submitted from the 01 January 2021 to 04 February 2022
How often do the catch returns have to be submitted by foreign vessels to the States of Jersey fisheries department and all relevant on island departments?
If catch returns are not submitted to the States of Jersey fisheries department and all relevant on island departments then why not and why is it not being enforced?
In the event this may exceed the give time limit, please work up to it.
A and C
The information you have requested is exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 because the information is already accessible to you on the Marine Resources fishing boat licencing page on www.gov.je
Fishing boat licensing (gov.je)
Marine Resources have received 669 catch return log sheets from 55 separate French vessels between 01 January 2021 and 04 February.
Not applicable as catch returns are submitted as required.
Article 23 Information accessible to applicant by other means
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.
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