World Post-Brexit Fishing: French Fishermen's Force Demonstration in Jersey
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France is threatening to block regulations that would allow the U.K. to continue operating financial regulations in Europe if the country doesn’t respect its Brexit commitments on fishing. © Photographer: DENIS CHARLET/AFP French fishermen gather as part of a protest action against the delay in granting licenses to access British waters at the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer on April 22, 2021. “The U.K. must deliver licenses, authorization to access their waters for fishing, that’s the deal,” French Junior Minister for European Affairs Clement Beaune told BFM Business TV Tuesday. If the U.K.
About sixty fishing boats protested calmly and under the supervision of the Royal Navy, Thursday morning in front of Jersey's Anglo-Norman Island, against fishing conditions imposed on French sailors after Brexit, before returning to their ports early afternoon. All under the supervision of two British warships and French patrollers.
France threatens to cut electricity to British island in post-Brexit fisheries dispute
France is "ready" to cut electricity to the British island of Jersey -- just off the French coast -- should the United Kingdom not abide by clauses of the Brexit agreement regarding fisheries, French Maritime Minister Annick Girardin said Tuesday. © Allard One/Shutterstock The village of Saint Aubin, on Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. France has threatened to cut off electricity to the island in a spat over fishing rights. "As you know, the agreement provides for retaliatory measures, and we are ready to use them," Girardin told the French parliament.
with our correspondent in London, Muriel Delcroix
after this demonstration of force, return to earth and return to calm so, but for how long, because the opinions differ on the outcome of the talks.
The Minister of External Affairs of Anglo-Norman Island, Ian Gorst, mentioned "positive" discussions but without disclosing any details.
For their part, French fishermen are satisfied to have been able to speak directly to the Jersey authorities rather than pass through Paris or Brussels to express their frustration, but they are divided unhappy without getting advanced from Jersey. They want to see the new post-Brexit requirements relaxed on their access to the jersey waters and that the issue is resolved behind the scenes at the political level between British and European and threaten to start again.
'Misunderstanding' in fishing row led to threat
The Government of Jersey says it acted in "good faith" over a post-Brexit fishing licensing regime.External Relations Minister Ian Gorst said he wanted to "heal this relationship" with French authorities.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been maintained with the Jersey authorities and confirmed that the two vessels The Royal Navy War sent in front of St Helier would remain for the moment on the spot in a preventive way even if a naval battle seems unlikely. We are here mainly in the symbol on the extremely emotional subject of fishing and one day of election here, the prime minister who has concretized Brexit was not going to miss such a great opportunity to go to the rescue of Jersey fishermen. And to bandy his muscles against France.
Jersey gives France more time over fishing dispute .
French vessels have until 1 July to prove they meet post-Brexit rules, Jersey's government says.The extension until 1 July is a sign of "good faith" that the row over France's post-Brexit rights can be solved, the Government of Jersey said.