France seizes UK trawler as fishing rights row escalates


A Scottish trawler has been intercepted and detained in Le Havre by the French authorities who said it was found fishing in the country's waters without a permit, a claim denied by the boat's owners, as a cross-Channel row over the number of post-Brexit licences given to French fishermen for trawling in UK national waters heats up.

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A British trawler has been seized by France and another has been fined, amid an escalating row over post-Brexit fishing rights, reports BBC News.