World Fishing: French fishermen advertise blockages for Friday

19:55  25 november  2021
19:55  25 november  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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u n "Semonce shot". French fishermen, who still have no news of their fishing licenses in British waters, due to the post- Brexit conflict between London and Paris , have decided to strike hard and set up a mobilization Friday November 26th. The French National Fisheries Committee has thus announced the blocking Friday of access to three ports of the handle and the tunnel under the handle for the goods.

"We do not want alms, we only want to recover our licenses. The United Kingdom must respect the post-Brexit agreement. Too many fishermen are still on the tile, "said Gérard Romiti, the President of the National Committee at a press conference. "It's been waiting for the open mouth"

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Fishermen will block the arrival of the Ferrys in three ports of the Channel: Saint-Malo, Ouistreham and Calais. On Earth, they will also block the access of freight trucks to the freight terminal of the tunnel under the sleeve for a few hours. "It's been worth the open mouth. The patience of professionals has limits. We hope that this semonce shot will be heard, "added Gérard Romiti, excluding in the future" no action ".

to read also fishing: between France and the United Kingdom, which is led by boat? This movement is an answer to the "provocative" and "humiliating" attitude of the British. "This licensing issue is the tree that hides the forest: its resolution will depend on relations with the United Kingdom over the long term," he warned. While questioning the robustness of the European commitment alongside EU fishermen, he greeted "the ultimatum" launched Wednesday by the European Commission, which asked London to settle this litigation by the 10 December.

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Under the Brexit Agreement signed at the end of 2020 between

London and Brussels , European fishermen can continue to work in British waters as long as they can prove that they were before. But French and British compete with the nature and extent of the supporting documents. In total, since January 1, 2021, the France obtained "more than 960 licenses" fishing in the British waters and the Channel Islands, but Paris reclaims even more than 150 authorizations, according to the French Ministry of the Sea .

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