French trawlers invaded British waters

French trawlers invaded British waters

Tensions are rising between Cornish fishermen about control of their fishing rights because of French trawlers’ invaded of British waters.

According to the Cornish Fish Producers Organisation (CFPO) Andy Wheeler, this situation has become a “regular occurrence”.

“I can see this turning into a conflict, the French fishing fleet has invaded our shorelines and British waters” said Ian Lott from Plymouth, who runs Maritime Media Services and advanced fleet monitoring services.

Maritime rules allow French, German, Dutch, Belgian and Danish fishing vessels to fish in 6 or 12 nautical miles of UK coastline.

“Brexit deal seems to be low on promises made to fishermen. People are going to be getting irate about it. A lot of fishermen would prefer there was no deal at all,” said Mr. Wheeler.


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