A submit on Thursday from a fishermen’s group on Facebook stated they’d block ferries in Saint-Malo, Calais and Ouistreham “to denounce the conditions of the Brexit deal and its consequences on fishermen.”

The head of a fishermen’s affiliation instructed NCS {that a} protest would begin at 1 p.m. native time in Ouistreham and that 15 boats would block the port in the world. He stated different teams can be blocking two different areas.

The fishermen stated they have been sending “a warning” to demand the fast granting by the UK of post-Brexit fishing licenses.

Fishing boats leave the harbor of Calais on January 25, 2018, to take part in a blockade to protest against electric pulse fishing practiced by fishermen from the Netherlands.

“We don’t want handouts, we just want our licenses back. The UK must abide by the post-Brexit deal. Too many fishermen are still in the dark,” declared Gérard Romiti, the president of the nationwide committee for maritime fisheries, in accordance to NCS affiliate BFMTV.

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The fishermen’s affiliation instructed a web based information convention that a lot of autos can be used to block entry to the Eurotunnel, which is used to transfer items by rail between Britain and France, in accordance to Reuters.

The UK authorities responded Thursday saying it was “disappointed” by threats of protests by French fishermen.

“We look to the French authorities to ensure that there are no illegal actions and trade is not affected,” a Downing Street spokesperson stated. “We have licensed nearly 1,700 EU vessels overall; our approach to licensing has been reasonable and fully in line with our commitments in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA).

“We proceed to work with the Commission and the French authorities and can contemplate any additional proof supplied to assist remaining license purposes.”

The protests symbolize the most recent spherical of tensions in a long-running dispute between the UK and France over the rights of French and British vessels to fish in every nation’s waters following Brexit.


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