French fishermen erupt as fleets blocked from UK waters

Brexit LIVE: French fishermen erupt as fleets blocked from UK waters -‘No longer credible’

FRENCH fishermen have erupted claiming local fishing fleets are yet to receive a licence to fish in restricted British waters.

By RICHARD PERCIVAL07:30, Sat, Apr 10, 2021 | UPDATED: 11:00, Sat, Apr 10, 2021354

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Fishing chiefs in Boulogne-sur-Mer have expressed “disgust” they have yet to be granted a licence to fish in the UK’s 12-mile zone. It is claimed by local fishing bosses in the Hauts-de-France region of France that they have only been granted access to 23 of the 110 regions boats are licenced to operate in the UK’s zone.PROMOTED STORYWhat Happens if You Eat Turmeric Every Day May Surprise YouJupiter LaboratoriesState Pension Age Changes Are ComingPension Times


Etienne Dachicourt, director of the Etaploise maritime cooperative, said: “We feel a disgust.138345968260

“It will be more than three months that we told them the same thing and nothing is moving. We are no longer credible.”

It comes just weeks after French politicians including French Minister of the Sea Annick Girardin and mayor of Boulogne-sur-Mer Frédéric Cuvillier sent a letter to the EU and UK Governments asking for urgent action to be taken.

The letter, was also signed by Jean-François Rapin, regional councillor and senator of Pas-de-Calais, and Xavier Bertrand, president of the Hauts-de-France region.

Boris Johnson, Fishing

Fishing boats have complained about fishing in waters (Image: Getty)

UK Fishing Vessels

Several French officials signed the letter to EU and UK officials (Image: Getty)

Ms Dachicourt added: “The three months have passed and we still do not have the quotas that we should normally have at the start of the year.

“So we cannot at all know how to orient the vessels for the rest of the year.”

But officials at the UK Single Issuing Authority (SIA) responsible for licencing said they began to issue licences to allow EU fisheries to operate within 12 miles of the British coastline in late January 2021.

A source added: “Applications are being looked into.”


Emmanuel Macron puts France first

French Ministers have previously written to the UK about the issue (Image: Getty )

11am update: Brexit rules putting EU firms off working with UK counterparts, survey claims 

The UK’s services sector rebounded back into growth during March at the fastest rate in seven months, following four months of contraction, according to new data.

The closely followed IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) recorded a score of 56.3 last month, compared with 49.5 in February. Anything above 50 is seen as a sector in growth.

Activity, new orders and employment were all up during March, with optimism hitting highs not seen since December 2006, as businesses prepare for large swathes of the sector reopening as part of the Covid-19 road map.

But exports remained subdued, with respondents suggesting the issues over new post-Brexit rules are continuing to keep EU-based businesses away from working with British-based firms.

French Fishing Vessel

It has been nearly three months since the countries agreed on the legal framework of Brexit fishing (Image: Getty)

10am update: PSNI rules out involvement of loyalist paramilitary groups in Brexit related protests in NI

The PSNI has ruled out the involvement of loyalist paramilitary groups in orchestrating the violence seen in Northern Ireland in recent days.

It follows a statement from the Loyalist Communities Council (LCC), an umbrella group representing the UVF, UDA and Red Hand Commando, that none of its groups were involved in rioting “either directly or indirectly”.

On Thursday Northern Ireland Assistant Chief Constable Jonathan Roberts said it was “clear there was a degree of organisation” to the violence.

The violence is unfolding at a time of increasing rancour in the political sphere amid tensions over the post-Brexit Irish Sea trade border and the fallout from the police’s handling of the mass republican funeral that took place during pandemic restrictions last year.

9am update: EU ‘muppets’! Eurocrats accused of holding back vaccination drive after ‘epic failure’

The European Commission has been accused of trying to fob off its failures as EU countries start to see success in their vaccination rollouts.

Critics have blamed Brussels for holding member states back by failing to secure enough coronavirus jabs early on in the crisis.

It comes as Germany this week recorded two record-breaking days for the number of immunisations administered. But instead of shouldering the blame, EU vaccines tsar Thierry Breton said the bloc was lagging behind Britain because suppliers had failed to deliver enough doses to member states.

8am update: Brexit related costs should be clearer to customers, says Which?

The add-on costs when buying goods from EU-based retailers should be made clearer so that shoppers are not hit with surprise fees or scammed, according to Which?.

Two-fifths (42%) of people who ordered products online between the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1 and mid-February experienced some issues, a survey by the consumer group found.

Delays were the most common issue experienced by those who ordered products online, but one in 10 people (11%) were asked to pay additional handling or delivery fees.


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