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Islanders warned to stick to low water fishing laws

It's against the law to take fish and shellfish, including ormers and lobsters, below a certain size. Photo: Department of the Environment

Islanders are being warned to stick to the law, while low water fishing this weekend.

Jersey's expected to experience some of the biggest tides of the year so far, with a range of 12 metres between high and low tide on Saturday and Sunday.

That means great conditions for low water fishing, but the Department of the Environment has issued a reminder of the laws protecting the island's marine life:

  • It's against the law to take fish and shellfish, including ormers and lobsters, below a certain size
  • People lifting rocks should replace them, as not doing so can damage the ecosystem
  • Fishermen should measure any fish/shellfish they keep to make sure they keep to the regulations
  • People should check the tide tables to make sure they stay safe

If you do take any fish or shellfish on board that are under the minimum size, you should return them to the sea immediately.