ECONOMIC Development Minister Philip Ozouf offered despondent fishermen a package of support last night as they combat rising fuel costs and low lobster prices.
But that support will not be financial or in the form of fuel subsidies.
The Jersey Enterprise support package which Senator Ozouf has offered includes:
*Continued efforts by the Bureau de Jersey director to persuade French Customs to allow local fishermen to land their catches direct in St Malo, which is being refused by an agent there at present.
*Helping the industry to promote their lobsters more in the Island.
*Support in gaining eco-labelling for lobsters which could increase their value.
*Picture: Fisherman Mark Green