Thanks for that it was very interesting. How have jersey hemmed themselves in, the new treaty is of benifit to both and also guernsey commercial? I don't know of licences issued or denied however if we were to look at all of the commercial licences issued for all countries, i bet it would make interesting reading to see how some came to be issued and some not.
Hows the latest illegal fishing saga getting on has it been resloved yet? The 28 tonne bass one.
Have the Je & GU commercials benefitted? Dunno, although at least they have a proper set of limits to work with. Jersey have recently offered to allow GU boats into their waters in an effort to get Gsy to allow them into theirs, however the GU boats aren't bothered as they stand to lose out more. As to who got what licenses, I don't know the full story on that one, but yes, it would make interesting reading. It would only be Je and UK boats that would be affected, you might find some stuff in the archives on www.thisisguernsey.com
. I know the big Plymouth pair team didn't get one, but that's probably due to them being too powerful.
The 28 tonne thing - apparently no rules were broken, which begs the point of what the heck is the landing limit for if it can be circumvented so easily!! Having said that, they've been fishing for bream since then, so there might be something in it.
Your letter was in the press yesterday, do you actually read what I post on here?
The pair team might have done well, but the majority of GU boats are potters, and they would lose out bigstyle if the Jsy boats were allowed in. Still, it keeps the subject in people's minds.
Edited by Toerag, 21 February 2007 - 01:11 PM.