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French trawler owners still in dark over UK-French fishing

Nov. 02, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

GRANVILLE, France (AP) — French trawler owners in Normandy have reacted with confusion and consternation after President Emmanuel Macron extended a Tuesday deadline for the British government to license more French fishing vessels, the subject of a post-Brexit spat between the two...

France offers reprieve in post-Brexit fishing fight with UK

Nov. 01, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — France’s president offered Britain extra time for negotiations on Monday to try to reach a compromise on a troubling post-Brexit fishing spat, hours ahead of a threatened French blockade of British ships and trucks. France has threatened to...

France fines British boats as fishing dispute escalates

Oct. 28, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain said Thursday it would summon the French ambassador for a dressing-down, the latest move in a worsening dispute over fishing licenses that has stoked tensions following the U.K.'s departure from the European Union. After French authorities fined...

France threatens to block British fishing boats from ports

Oct. 27, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France announced Wednesday that it will bar British fishing boats from some French ports starting next week if no deal is reached with the U.K. in a dispute over fishing licenses — and suggested it may restrict energy supplies to the Channel Islands as well. ...

France to announce sanctions amid fishing dispute with UK

Oct. 20, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France will announce potential sanctions over energy prices and trade “by the end of the week” in its fishing dispute with the United Kingdom, the government spokesman said Wednesday. France vehemently protested the decision last month by the U.K. and...