Brexit FURY: France threatens to BLOCK UK fish exports and not let ‘a single kilo’ into EU

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Trawlermen from northern France are preparing to blockade the port of Calais to prevent any fish and seafood travelling from Britain to the Continent unless Boris Johnson grants European Union fishermen access to the country’s waters. Such a protest will likely have a detrimental effect on all goods passing between the hugely busy Dover and Calais shipping route. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, EU fisherman will be instantly blocked from British waters, unless the Government decides to grant them access.

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Ministers have pledged to use Britain’s EU divorce as an opportunity to reclaim control of the country’s territorial waters and have rejected linking fishing rights to a future trade deal with Brussels.

This has infuriated the regional fisheries committee in Northern France, who are behind the threats to blockade Calais.

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Its chairman Olivier Lepretre said: “If there is a hard Brexit, I can assure you that not a single kilo of seafood or fish from Britain will get into France.

“We would set up barricades. All the fishermen along the northern French coast will tell you the same thing.”

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Brexit FURY: France threatens to BLOCK UK fish exports and not let ‘a single kilo’ into EU

Trawlermen from northern France are preparing to blockade the port of Calais to prevent any fish and seafood travelling from Britain to the Continent unless Boris Johnson grants European Union fishermen access to the country’s waters. Such a protest will likely have a detrimental effect on all goods passing between the hugely busy Dover and Calais shipping route.

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