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    Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel.

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    papa_umau
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    Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 29 Aug 2018, 11:13 am

    French fishermen have been accused of throwing insults, rocks and smoke bombs at their British rivals in the English Channel in a vicious scrap over scallops.

    The clash happened around 12 nautical miles (22km) off the Normandy coast, near the Bay of Seine.

    British boats are legally entitled to fish in the scallop-rich area.

    But their presence has infuriated the French, who accuse the British of shamelessly depleting shellfish stocks.

    Now UK fishermen are demanding government protection, while the French bewail the loss of a "primary resource".

    Find out more on this subject from The BBC HERE




    I wonder what brought this on, at this time, as we have been fishing in these areas for many years.

    Something must have brought this conflict to a head recently.

    Brexit maybe ?


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    Re: Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 30 Aug 2018, 11:39 am

    It seems that by law the British boats were in the right, but there still needs to be a high-level meeting to sort this out before someone gets killed.
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    Re: Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 12:04 pm

    It has been reported that a meeting is to be held to try to solve this problem before it gets out of hand.

    Read about this HERE


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    Re: Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 01 Sep 2018, 11:55 am

    Good, some common-sense after all.
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    Re: Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 02 Sep 2018, 12:59 pm

    We are all just going to have to wait and see what develops after this meeting.


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