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Normandy Jersey market suffers from low visitor numbers amid Covid, canceled ferries and fishing line

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French traders who operate the Norman market in St Helier say turnout has been lower than expected this year.

They accuse a mix of Brexit, coronavirus and the fishing line between France and Jersey.

ITV TV channel saw Islander comments on Facebook, calling on others to boycott the market “in solidarity” with Jersey fishermen.

One of them said: “Sorry, to support our fisherman, they won’t have my custom!” ”

Another wrote: “Send them to Guernsey, they will be more welcome there!” ”



Traders also claim that the UK’s decision to leave the EU has created additional red tape for those importing goods to Jersey, with some French traders deciding not to take advantage this year.

The market gives Jerseyers the opportunity to buy and try traditional French dishes.

It started on December 12, a day later than expected due to the cancellation by Condor of some of its crossings from Saint-Malo.

Despite fewer visitors, the organizers of the Maison de la Normandie say they are eager to welcome the new year and hope that tensions between France and Jersey over fishing will be quickly resolved.