The Normandy Regional Fisheries Committee has backed Jersey's government in its decision to fight British attempts to take legislative control of Channel Islands waters.
The UK parliament passed a bill earlier this month, to give Westminster powers to set laws for the Channel Islands as part of Brexit negotiations - through a 'Permissive Extent Clause'.
External Relations Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, said it's 'unwanted and completely unnecessary'.
There is no reason to extend parts of the UK Fisheries Bill to Jersey. The inclusion of a Permissive Extent Clause is unwanted and completely unnecessary. Jersey remains in full control of its fisheries legislation and territorial waters. pic.twitter.com/Xx9dPZAhzi— Deputy Ian Gorst (@Ian_Gorst) October 15, 2020
The Normandy Committee says it wants to continue the joint management of the waters independently, instead of a global agreement that would not take local issues into account.