Canada Brexit: French fishermen judge the progress "Too shy"

15:05  24 october  2021
15:05  24 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Paris (Reuters) - French fishermen believe that progress with Great Britain on the granting of fishing licenses in British waters after Brexit are "too shy", which could lead to " Mood movements "on their part, said Saturday the National Fisheries Committee (NOCMEM) after a videoconference with the Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin.

"The negotiations that resumed last Wednesday have at this stage, led to the issuance of an additional license handle. (...) Recorded progress is far too shy and especially far too long (...)", Told the CNPMEM in a statement, adding that Anick Girardin had assured the French fishermen that "she would not let go".

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This videoconferencing was intended to hold French fishermen informed of the progress of the European Commission negotiations with the British authorities.

France accuses London not to respect the agreements concluded in the framework of the exit of Great Britain of the European Union by imposing new conditions for the granting of licenses in the British waters for European fishermen, in particular the Proof of an activity prior to Brexit in the areas concerned.

The CNPMEM warns that, in the absence of a "satisfactory epilogue" quickly, this quarrel "will no longer delay by selling by mood movements" on the part of French fishermen.

According to the French government, which threatens to take reprisal measures in areas such as energy, access to ports or customs issues, Britain has set the deadline on 30 October for the granting its licenses.

According to the CNPMEM, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, will chair Tuesday a meeting on the subject "during which the French strategy will be refined".

Olivier Leprere, Chairman of the Regional Maritime Fisheries Committee of the Hauts-de-France, said representatives of the European Commission and the British Government would again meet Monday.

"It takes clear answers before the end of the month to give visibility to fishermen. The technical work will continue in the coming days, in force", he said, also assuring that "the government does not give up anything ".

(Report Richard Lough, written by Bertrand Boucey)

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