Former Guernsey fisheries boss demands details of deal

Ron Le Moignan Mr Le Moignan said he wanted clarity for Guernsey taxpayers over the deal

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A former president of Guernsey's Sea Fisheries Committee has demanded more information about a deal struck between the States and UK fishermen.

The island's Policy Council has admitted compensation was paid after a 12-mile limit was deemed unlawful by the Privy Council.

Ron Le Moignan said he was unhappy the States had not revealed the sum paid.

He said: "I'm seeking clarity for the taxpayers of Guernsey who will be paying this bill."

"I'm not seeking to know the minutiae of the agreement," he said, "I'm just looking to see if we can reveal roughly how much it has cost the island."

Both the Policy Council and Guernsey's Commerce and Employment Department have said they will not comment on the matter due to legally-binding confidentiality clauses.

A group of fishermen were awarded compensation for their loss of earnings since the 12-mile limit was imposed in October 2003.

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