Keyword: fishing rights

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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France slams 'totally unacceptable' UK rights for French fishermen

French government spokesman Gabriel Attal warned that Paris could seek 'retaliatory measures' through the EU amid renewed tensions over limited post-Brexit fishing rights now granted by the UK to French trawlers.

Angry French fishermen's protest in Jersey 'resolved for now'

The British government said the row between French fishermen and the authorities in Jersey over post-Brexit restrictions on vessels from France operating off the Channel island, and which led to around 60 French boats sailing in protest into the Crown dependency's main port, was 'resolved for now' but that 'we remain on standby'. 

Brexit: why France is raising the stakes over fishing

With less than three months to go until Britain leaves the EU single market, fishing has become a key sticking point in negotiating a trade deal to replace it - with France fearing it could suffer badly.

French fishermen threaten to sink post-Brexit ban from UK waters

French fisherman are demanding their government holds up a new, post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal unless they are guaranteed continued access to British fishing grounds, among the richest in the North East Atlantic zone.