Guernsey

Guernsey 'prepared' for blockade, says harbour master

St Peter Port Harbour
Image caption St Peter Port Harbour was last blockaded in 1997

Contingencies are in place in case Jersey fishermen go ahead with a threatened blockade of St Peter Port, Guernsey's harbour master has said.

Jersey fishermen claim introducing a 12-mile limit around Guernsey would threaten their livelihoods.

Captain Peter Gill said the threat from Jersey meant a plan was in place, but to reveal details could jeopardise it.

The island's main harbour has been blockaded by fishermen before, notably in 1997 by a fleet from Normandy.

Currently there is a three-mile protection limit around the island, but a deal was agreed with the UK to extend it to 12 miles.

Jersey Fishermen have expressed anger they were not consulted while this deal was negotiated.

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