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French fishermen to blockade their own ports in Brexit row

Added 11-25-21 11:37:03am EST - “France's fishing association has said it will blockade four locations, including the key port of Calais and the Eurotunnel, on Friday in the latest protest over UK restrictions on post-Brexit fishing licences.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “French fishermen to blockade their own ports in Brexit row”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In a press conference on Thursday, Gerard Romiti, president of National Maritime Fisheries Committee, announced the demonstration in “response to the UK’s provocative, contemptuous and humiliating attitude” towards French fishermen.

The Channel Tunnel and the port at Calais are two key sites for transporting goods between Britain and France. Other areas set to be hit by the protest are St Malo and Ouistreham, with the demonstrations across all four set to run from 8am local time until 4pm.

Fishermen in #France are planning a partial blockade at 4 locations on Friday. Calais - port & Eurotunnel, St Malo & Ouistreham. Short actions due to start at 8am and end at 4pm. They are demanding all fishermen who applied should receive licences. #FishingDispute

Tensions have escalated between London and Paris in recent months over claims by French fishermen that the UK is not handing out a sufficient allocation of licences as part of post-Brexit arrangements.

French fishermen have repeatedly engaged in acts of protest throughout the year, as they become increasingly frustrated with the UK’s refusal to address the situation.

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