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Litter in Channel Island waters biggest talking point at high-profile meeting

Litter in Channel Island waters will be the biggest talking point at a high-profile meeting today.

It's hoped the ministers will commit to reduce plastic waste from the fishing industry

Jersey's Environment Minister will join politicians from around the UK and Ireland for a joint summit at the University of Strathclyde today.

It is vital that Jersey joins the British-Irish Council's other members from sovereign governments, devolved institutions and crown dependencies to take further, collaborative action to tackle marine litter.

– Deputy John Young, Jersey's Environment Minister

The meetings are expected to build on the outcomes of the 30th British-Irish Council Summit that was held in Guernsey in June 2018.