French fishermen fear consequences of no-deal Brexit

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French fishermen have lobbied President Macron to stand firm on fishing rights but if a deal cannot be reached by January 1, it could mean French and other EU boats can no longer fish at all off the coast of the UK.

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As the deadline nears for an agreement on a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the European Union, fishermen in France fear they may soon be barred from fishing in British waters if an accord cannot soon be reached, something they say would be a catastrophe for their livelihoods, reports FRANCE 24.