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Pair trawling practice is banned

Fishing boats in St Peter Port Harbour
Most of the fisherman surveyed were in favour of the ban

The fishing practice of pair trawling is to be banned in the Bailiwick of Guernsey's waters in an attempt to conserve fish stocks.

Pair trawling is fishing with a net strung between two boats.

It will be prohibited within three nautical miles of the islands following a consultation by Sea Fisheries.

Just less than half of Bailiwick fishermen took part in the consultation with 92% of them in favour of introducing the ban.

Sea Fisheries said it was aimed at ensuring a profitable and sustainable future for the fishing industry.



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