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Political backing for EU fishing break away plan

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PLANS for Jersey to break away from controversial EU fishing quotas have received ministerial support.

Earlier this week the Environment department announced that it was examining ways to opt out of the system and start setting its own limits following pressure from the Jersey fishing fleet.

If approved, it would be the biggest development for Jersey's fishing industry in more than two decades.

Today, Assistant Chief Minister Sir Philip Bailhache said that he supported the move.

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