Bouley Bay fishermen in dispute with boat owners’ association
Thursday 4th July 2013, 12:00PM BST.
WITH its gently sloping pebble beach and spectacular views across to France, Bouley Bay may seem like one of the most peaceful places in Jersey.
But two sets of boat owners have become involved a dispute so serious that a minister has been asked to personally visit the bay to ‘bring calm to the area’.
During States question time, Deputy Trevor Pitman revealed that a group of boat owners have clashed with commercial fishermen over a number of issues, particularly the use of a fresh water hose used to clean vessels and equipment.
He claimed that the dispute has hit such heights that the fishermen – a father-and-son team – have had their boat and equipment vandalised.