France threatens disrupting cross-Channel trade in fishing row

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France has threatened to block UK fishing boats disembarking catches in French ports and to also impose systematic sanitary checks on British exports to the continent via French ports unless London relents on the limited number of post-Brexit licences accorded to French fishing vessels operating in UK waters.

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France announced on Wednesday that it will bar British fishing boats from some French ports starting next week if no deal is reached with the UK in a dispute over fishing licenses — and suggested it may restrict energy supplies to the Channel Islands as well, reports FRANCE 24.