Government Statement on the Latest Developments in Jersey

Government Statement on the Latest Developments in Jersey

An update on the government’s response to the French fishermen’s blockade of Jersey.

Statement on the latest developments in Jersey: 6 May 2021

A statement on the latest developments in Jersey.

We are pleased that French fishing boats have now left the vicinity of Jersey. Given the situation is resolved for now, the Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels will prepare to return to port in the UK. We remain on standby to provide any further assistance Jersey requests.

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement brought in changes to fishing arrangements between the UK and the EU. Jersey authorities have a right to regulate fisheries in their waters under this agreement and we support them in exercising those rights.

We will work with Jersey to support the discussions underway with the European Commission.