France lashes out at Britain's new post-Brexit rules restricting their access ...

France lashes out at Britain's new post-Brexit rules restricting their access to UK waters – prompting calls for reprisals from French fishermen Government has granted limited permissions to 41 vessels to fish off Jersey But French claim this has been accompanied by new demands breaching deal Paris says London has imposed these measures without consulting Brussels  Fishermen have threatened new protest to stop British boats landing in France 

By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline and Afp

Published: 10:48 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 10:48 BST, 4 May 2021

View
comments

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

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.

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

read more from dailymail.....

PREV US dashes hopes of quick Transatlantic trade deal
NEXT Meghan Markle writes a children's book called 'The Bench'