Dozens of French boats protest off Jersey in row with UK over fishing rights – BBC News

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Around 60 French fishing boats have taken part in a protest outside Jersey’s largest port in a dispute over access to the island’s waters.

Two Royal Navy vessels were sent to deal with a possible blockade of St Helier and France responded by dispatching two patrol vessels of its own.

Under the Brexit trade agreement only French crews with a history of fishing in the area qualify for a licence.

But the French say these licences include restrictions and conditions that have not been agreed.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Robert Hall in Jersey and Jean Mackenzie in Normandy.

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