By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline and Afp
Published: 10:48 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 10:48 BST, 4 May 2021
France has lashed out at post-Brexit rules restricting their access to British waters, claiming that London is making changes arbitrarily without consulting Brussels.
French fishermen last night threatened to block British boats from landing in France if London continued to limit fishing off Jersey as the EU warned against 'discriminatory actions towards our fishermen.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The British government has authorised 41 trawlers with Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) technology - which allows ships to be located - to fish in waters off Jersey.
The French fisheries ministry asserts that London has effectively made new zoning rules for the waters - 'where the ships can go and cannot go', as well as the number of days the fishermen can spend at sea and with which machinery.
More than a hundred French fishermen blocked trucks carrying fish from the UK last month. Last night one of their leaders threatened similar action over Jersey restrictions
Fishing boats are seen at a port in France. Dimitri Rogoff, president of the regional fishing committee of Normandy in northern France, said that if French fishermen continued to be blocked from the waters off Jersey, there should be reprisal measures.
Paris claims London has made new demands while imposing the VMS gear 'which were not arranged or discussed, and which we were not notified about.'
Dimitri Rogoff, president of the regional fishing committee of Normandy in northern