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Jersey ‘could pay tariffs to EU post-Brexit’

Jersey’s fishermen could have to pay trade tariffs to deal with Europe as a result of Brexit, according to Jersey’s environment minister.

Deputy John Young was speaking after dismissing stories that control of Jersey’s territorial waters wold be given to the EU to give the UK a better Brexit deal.

He says the island is in constant talks with both sides – despite not being a part of Europe.

Jersey fishermen often rely on the French market to sell their catch.

While the new system will not be as advantageous to the island as the current one, deputy Young says it will not give away Jersey’s ability to govern its own waters.

“Our fishing industry is really important, as it is to the French,” he told Radio Jersey.

“We want those arrangements to continue, we want a good, managed fishery and we need to have equal access to markets.”

BBC Jersey News

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