More than 150 people have signed a petition asking for the introduction of approved port status at Sark's harbour.
The island's Chamber of Commerce believes it will be an important and inexpensive first step to provide direct international ferry links with France and the European continent.
It says the introduction of approved port and customs status for La Maseline Harbour is "essential to rescuing the island's stagnating visitor economy".
It adds the presentation of the petition to all Chief Pleas members has so far failed to earn itself a place on the agenda of any political meeting.
The island has a population of about 500 people.