Offbeat Spi Ouest-France. Lorient fishermen block the departure of boats

13:05  26 september  2020
13:05  26 september  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Douze bateaux de pêcheurs lorientais bloquent le Spi. © Marc Ollivier / Ouest-France Twelve fishermen from Lorient block the Spinnaker.

Twelve fishing boats from Lorient have been blocking the start of the Spi Ouest-France at Trinité-sur-Mer (Morbihan) since 7:30 am, this Saturday September 26th. The object of their anger: the government's plan to close the fishery between January and March, twice a week, to limit incidental catches of dolphins. The races are currently suspended.

The fishermen are demanding to see the Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin. Right now. Now. Since 7:30 am this Saturday, July 26, twelve fishing boats from Lorient have blocked the start of of the Spi Ouest-France , at La Trinité-sur-Mer ( Morbihan ).

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Fishermen are demonstrating against the government's plan to close fishing between January and March, twice a week, to limit incidental catches of dolphins. This would be in addition to the measures already in existence for sole. We made up our mind at midnight yesterday. The Spinnaker? We hit where it hurts. We had already done this in 2008 for the increase in diesel fuel, explain the fishermen.

Les douze bateaux arborent des banderoles comme © Marc Ollivier / Ouest-France The twelve boats display banners like "angry fishermen" or slogans against vegans.

On the skipper side, we are stuck on land. 330 crews were due to start this Saturday. Impossible at the moment. The fishermen put hawsers on the channel to block the departure of the boats.

Talks are in progress. The organizers of the race as well as the deputy Jimmy Pahun and the mayor of La Trinité-sur-Mer are on site. They are trying to establish a mediation between Paris and the fishermen. A meeting should take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Société Nautique de La Trinité-sur-Mer, in relation with a representative of maritime affairs.

Les pêcheurs ont sorti des fumigènes au cours de la matinée. © Marc Ollivier / Ouest-France The fishermen released smoke bombs during the morning.

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