French fishing associations threatens retaliatory measures on Friday


Bywire - Claim your free account nowBywire - love news, hate ads?

PARIS - The French fishing association body threatened to blockade northern French ports and the Eurotunnel on Friday in protest over not getting the post-Brexit fishing licences it wants.

"We still do not have what we want," the body's Gerard Romiti said during a online press conference on Thursday.

France and Britain have been at loggerheads for months https://www..com/world/uk/france-is-determined-uk-respect-post-brexit-deal-fishing-rights-french-pm-2021-11-22 over how many licences French fishermen should get as part of a post-Brexit deal, with France accusing Britain of not handing out enough permits and Britain saying it is respecting the deal.

(Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten and Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Alex Richardson)

Bywire will email you from time to time with news digests, stories & opportunities to get involved. Privacy

Bywire - Claim your free account nowBywire - love news, hate ads?