Support for Island Fishing Industry

Wednesday 14 June 13:11

The Minister for the Environment has launched a scheme to encourage more fishermen into the industry.

People who want to become fishermen face many costs, including buying a fishing licence. Under this new scheme, which has been developed jointly by the Department of the Environment, and the Jersey Fishermen’s Association (JFA), a fishing vessel licence will be loaned to the fisherman.

The States is keen to support the commercial fishing sector by reducing the barriers to setting up for young people. The scheme has been developed in a way that will create an incentive for new entrants to make a tangible and long-term commitment to fishing.

The loan will be awarded for a set period of time and under set criteria. The scheme will be reviewed regularly to ensure it is working as intended, and, importantly, doesn’t significantly disadvantage established fishermen.

Minister for the Environment, Deputy Steve Luce said “Support for our rural industries is important and it’s been a long-term aim of mine to reduce the barriers to entering commercial fishing, in line with the Council of Ministers commitment to diversifying the economy. This is a focused initiative that could make a real difference to a number of suitably qualified people and I’m pleased we’ve been able to work with the JFA to bring it about.”

JFA President Don Thompson said “The JFA is pleased to have worked with the Department of the Environment on this practical and straightforward scheme. I look forward to fishermen taking advantage of the scheme to help grow and sustain the industry now, and into the future.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the scheme should contact Marine Resources on +44 (0)1534 441600 or email fisheries@gov.je

Events

  • JeCC - External Render / EWI / Architectural Profiles Building Trust Into your External Facade by Pentagon Builders Merchants

    › read more
  • JeCC - BS7533 Compliant Hard Landscaping Paving the way to Success with Parex HardLandscaping by Pentagon Builders Merchants

    › read more
  • Jersey Electricity - Everything you wanted to know about heat pumps but were afraid to ask Want to know more about Heat Pumps, their application, how they fit with the new Building Bye Laws, what tariff is best?

    › read more
  • Market Fountain Unveiling Following a period of refurbishment, the market fountain which has been restored to its former glory will be unveiled by the Connétable of St Helier accompanied by the Minister for Infrastructure.

    › read more
  • WDF - Women as Team Players - sponsored by Santander Women as Team Players with Jennifer Moore – Yoga & Ironman Triathlon Sam Horsfall – Triathlon Coach and parkrun Jemima Leach and Helene Mon Petit – Island Games MBT Cycling Team

    › read more
  • Public Meeting: CIFO 2016 Annual Report The independent Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman (CIFO) is holding a public event to mark the publication of its 2016 annual report and accounts.

    › read more
  • Eco Active Business and BIFM sustainability event Have you booked your place at next week’s sustainability event?

    › read more
  • Is Your Business Autism-Friendly? Did you know more than one in 100 of your customers are autistic? Would you like to find out how you can make their experiences better?

    › read more
  • Benest Corbett Renouf Joins Forces With Farrer & Co to Reinforce Need for Safeguarding Children LAW firm Benest Corbett Renouf has teamed up with the market-leading London firm Farrer & Co to present a safeguarding conference. The event, “Creating Safer Organisations”, will take place on Thursday, 15th June in Jersey.

    › read more
  • Ibex Education - Excel 1 to 1s Our expert UK trainer will work with you on particular issues

    › read more

Chamber Knowledgebase

Our frequently asked questions

Chamber News 

All the latest news from Chamber in one monthly PDF

Jersey Airport / Harbours

The latest arrivals and departures, select a link above

The Jersey Chamber of Commerce - Annual Charity of Choice

the benefits of membership

Networking opportunities, including our popular luncheons
Topical seminar programme
Support and guidance on doing business in Jersey


And become one of over 500 member businesses supporting Chamber in its aim of ensuring that local business is at the heart of a thriving and diverse local economy.

Call 01534 724536
› About Chamber


Copyright © Jersey Chamber 2012 - The Jersey Chamber of Commerce welcomes your comments and views. However, the posting of comments is subject to our terms which can be read here. Comments posted by users of this site are not the Chamber's comments nor do they represent the views of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

↑ Back to top