Commercial Fishing and Aquaculture
Sea Fisheries is a service in the States of Guernsey's Committee for Economic Development.
It is responsible for the administration of the Bailiwick of Guernsey fishing vessel licensing regime and enforcing fisheries legislation on land and at sea.
Sea Fisheries is based at Raymond Falla House in St Martin and has four full-time members of staff:
The Officers' roles are varied and include:
- Administering the Bailiwick of Guernsey licensing regime for all British registered fishing vessels.
- Enforcing fisheries legislation on land and within Bailiwick fishery limits (0-12nm).
- Collecting and analysing catch and effort statistics on the commercial fishing industry,
- Maintaining and crewing the Committee for Economic Development's marine assets, FPV Leopardess and FPV Puma.
- Patrolling 1,200 square nautical miles of Bailiwick fishery limits.
- Being on-call 24/7 to offer the services of FPV Leopardess to other States of Guernsey committee's, authorities, board's, and services.
- Administering and monitoring imports and exports of wild and farmed fish and shellfish.
- Licensing and monitoring of local shellfish farms.
- Day-to-day liaison with industry stakeholders.
Local Notices to Mariners (LNTM), legislative updates and general fishing news are posted on the Sea Fisheries Facebook page. For information on fishing vessel licensing and Bailiwick fishing laws, please visit its website.