French fishermen block ferries bound for UK
The Morning Standard|November 27, 2021
Tensions rise over dozens of post-Brexit fishing licences that Paris says London is yet to grant

CALAIS

FRENCH fishing crews temporarily blocked French ports and ferry traffic across the English Channel on Friday to disrupt the flow of goods to the UK, a symbolic riposte in a dispute over post-Brexit fishing licenses.

It’s the latest tension point between the neighbouring countries, who are also trading blame for not doing enough to prevent the deaths of at least 27 migrants whose boat sank on Wednesday off Calais, in the choppy waters of the world’s busiest shipping route.

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