French and UK fishermen are both screwed by Brexit and the French never voted for it. 

As a result the French fishermen are acting on their roots of the Bastille. And exercising their right to protest with force blocking the import of fish caught by UK Fishermen.

Here we explain why the French fishermen are so angry.

French trawlers, furious at the slow issuance of fishing licenses in British waters after Brexit , on Thursday blocked trucks carrying fish from the United Kingdom upon their arrival in Boulogne-sur-Mer, the largest European seafood processing center.

The post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the European Union allows fishermen in the bloc to continue fishing deep in British waters, but only after receiving a permit.

The permits were to be issued quickly, but instead some 80% of the French fleet in Hauts-de-France are still waiting, French fishermen said.

We thought it would be a matter of days. Four months later, we have barely made progress, said Bruno Margolle, who heads the main fishermen’s cooperative in Boulogne-sur-Mer.

“Do you want to keep your waters?” Keep your fish! “

Some 80 fishermen lit flares on the quays of Boulogne, blocked two trucks with a barricade of wooden pallets and barrels, and put up a sign that read: Do you want to keep your waters? ??? OK… So keep your fish! !! .

The French know how to protest.

Real protest causing a targetted disruption to UK exports. Unlike the UK fishermen with their pathetic Westminster drive by. 

Britain has maintained an evidence-based approach to licensing EU vessels using the information provided by the European Commission, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Land said. Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Even if this statement is true which it is probably not considering it is headed by the lying SOB George Eustace. 

Britain has maintained an evidence-based approach to licensing EU vessels using the information provided by the European Commission, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Land said. Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Even if this statement is true which it is probably not considering it is headed by the lying SOB George Eustace. 

If the British government thinks that Macron can control these protests they are right, he could though risk excalation. But, politically Macron will not  be seen to take sides with the UK against his French fishermen. 

These protests could be with us for some time if the UK do award the French fishermen with the permits.

An agreement not applied

On Thursday evening, the French government urged the European Commission to take firm and determined action to get Britain to implement the deal.

We will act in a spirit of European solidarity and cooperation with Great Britain, but the urgency of the situation forces us all to step up our efforts, said Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune and Minister for Wed Annick Girardin in a press release.

About two thirds of fish landed in the UK are exported to the mainland. In the first weeks of the year, Britain’s exit from EU orbit resulted in a chaotic breakdown in supply chains.

Fishermen in northern France say their livelihoods depend on access to British waters, where they fish for mackerel, whiting, squid and other species.

Bruno Margolle said French fish stocks risked being depleted if French fishermen were unable to access British waters. 

https://www.ouest-france.fr/europe/grande-bretagne/brexit/brexit-des-pecheurs-francais-bloquent-des-camions-britanniques-transportant-du-poisson-f690dfb6-a42d-11eb-881f-953d15c2ec2a

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