France threatens Jersey with electricity cuts over post-Brexit fishing licence delays

France threatens Jersey with electricity cuts over post-Brexit fishing licence delays

Tensions have reached breaking point following a massive row between French fishermen and the island of Jersey after new post-Brexit fishing laws published on Friday reduced French fishing opportunities in the area. French officials insisted the new rules are "null and void" and have now cut all ties with Jersey. And in a huge escalation, the fishermen have now threatened to "cut electricity" to Jersey as a cable runs from northern France to Jersey, in response to the row. A new post-Brexit licencing law that came into effect in Jersey on Friday has meant French boats that want to fish in Jersey waters need a licence issued by the Jersey Government. An official list of 41 vessels that had received their licences was published on Friday. The licences are issued to French boats as long as they can prove they have previously fished in Jersey waters - this includes including proof that they have fished around Jersey on at least 10 occasions in any one of the last three years. The new laws also place a limit on the number …
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