30 Sep 2021

French threaten retaliation as Brexit fishing row escalates

The flare-up over post-Brexit fishing rights has continued with the EU saying it’s disappointed at what it calls the “limited” number of fishing licences given to French trawlers – and asking Britain and Jersey to explain how they have reached that number.

French fishermen are furious, and have threatened to block fishing ports and even the Channel Tunnel unless more licences are issued.