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World Post-Brexit fishing. The European Union requests London to settle the dispute by December 10 / Reuters

00:05  25 november  2021
00:05  25 november  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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of the European flags before the European Commission in Brussels, March 24, 2021. Des drapeaux européens devant la Commission européenne à Bruxelles, le 24 mars 2021. in the conflict on fishing licenses granted In France Post-Brexit, the European Commission asked Wednesday, November 24 in London to settle litigation for December 10. The European Commission has requested Wednesday, November 24 in London to settle the post-Brexit litigation on fishing licenses with France for December 10, announced one of its spokespersons. "Commissioner Virginijus sinkevicius (Environment and Fisheries) met today with the Minister (British) George Eustice and insisted that litigation on fishing licenses be concluded from 10/12/2021"

, indicated the spokesman.

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A request from France

"With regard to replacement vessels and the waters of Guernsey, the work continues to find a solution by the end of the month"

, he said. France has shown and asked the Commission to be

"more active"

to settle this litigation.

"The space for dialogue must have a deadline and deadline the Commission must give it to the United Kingdom"

, "said Annick Girardin's Minister of Fisheries. France claims more fishing licenses in London and Jersey's Anglo-Norman Island as part of the late 202o post-brexit agreement. European fishermen can continue to work in British waters as long as they can prove that they were forever there. But French and British compete with the nature and extent of the supporting documents.

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London holds its position in total, since January 1, 2021, France has obtained "more than 960 licenses" fisheries in the British waters and the Anglo-Norman Islands, but Paris claims more than 150 authorizations, according to The French Ministry of the Sea.

London considers it to have awarded 98% of the requested licenses.

In the area of ​​6 to 12 nautical miles from the British coasts, the debates are stretched for 40 boats (more than 12 meters) which have recently been launched in replacement of old ships. London refuses for the moment to issue them a license, believing that it is new demands because they concern more modern and often more powerful vessels.

France wants to see urgently the situation of thirty ships, considered "very priority" , because they carry out a large part of their catches in these British waters to which they no longer have access.

New licenses expected

Guernsey for its part only granted provisional licenses and 58 applications are pending.

But Guernsey, which renews from month to month its provisional authorizations, is considered by Paris as "a reliable partner" in the negotiation.

"About 40 definitive licenses"

should be awarded by early December, announced the French Minister Annick Girardin on November 18th.

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