French fishermen block boat in Saint-Malo as they launch protests against Brexit | Brexit
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French fishermen blocked the Normandy Trader boat in the port of Saint-Malo on Friday as they began a day of protests to mark their anger over the issue of post-Brexit fishing licenses.
The fishermen lit red flares at the start of their protest, which will be followed later Friday by a planned blockade by other French fishermen of the Channel Tunnel and the port of Calais, to protest the inability of the Great Britain to issue them more fishing licenses since Brexit. .
The dispute erupted after Britain left the European Union, with Paris saying London should have issued more French boats with licenses to fish in British territorial waters. Britain says it respects post-Brexit deals.
The tension erupted in October, when France briefly seized a British fishing boat in its waters, and the two countries sent sea vessels to the waters off the Channel island of Jersey earlier this year.
The dispute between France and Britain is over the issuance of fishing licenses in territorial waters 6 to 12 nautical miles off the British coast, as well as in the seas off Jersey, a Crown dependency.
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