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Fishermen protest in Jersey

Jersey Fishermen are calling for the end to an agreement signed between France and Jersey, known as the 'Granville Bay Treaty', stating that France and Jersey can share the water. Credit: ITV Channel TV

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Fishermen in Jersey have taken to the streets, calling on the government to better protect the island's waters.

The Jersey Fisherman's Association says the government needs to take back control to protect the industry.

They are warning the sea around Jersey is becoming overcrowded, due to a treaty with France which was signed in 2000.

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Jersey Fishermen are calling for the end to an agreement signed between France and Jersey, known as the 'Granville Bay Treaty', stating that France and Jersey can share the water.

The French currently issue permits for boats to fish in the waters and Jersey issues permits for it's vessels too.

The Environment Minister John Young, says that he agrees the treaty is outdated and is hoping to meet with French politicians later this month to discuss it.