40 fishing licences in Guernsey will come into effect today (1 February).
The licences were issued by Guernsey's government on 1 December 2021, but had not yet come into force.
This will now allow 40 French vessels registered in either Normandy or Brittany , to continue to fish in Bailiwick waters.
Three further licences are set to be issued 'soon'.
The Bailiwick are still accepting applications for more licences.