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Portelet - No Take Zone

Here you can find resources relating to the marine No Take Zone NTZ at Portelet Bay. This is a project managed by the Société Jersiaise Marine Biology Section.

In April 2022 a strong majority vote in the States assembly has seen Portelet bay designated as a No Take Zone. The initiative aims to increase biodiversity which, in turn, will improve resilience to climate change and protect the long-term interests of Jersey fishers. The initiative was championed by Deputy John Young and Deputy Gregory Guida.

Bass, brown crab, whelks, and lobster populations in Jersey are in decline. A multi-agency collaboration led by the Société Jersiaise aims to turn the tide on this biodiversity loss.

A No Take Zone (NTZ) is a type of Highly Protected Marine Area where no fishing or extractive activity, whether commercial or recreational, can take place and prevents the removal of any marine plant or animal.

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