Fresh row between UK and France over Jersey fishing rights

Jersey’s government rejected third of French boats and ordered them out of its territory within 30 days

A fresh front has opened up in the tensions between Britain and France as Jersey’s government rejected a third of the French boats seeking to fish in its waters and ordered them out of its territory within 30 days.

Jersey’s minister for external affairs, Ian Gorst, said the Channel island, a British crown dependency, had taken a “pragmatic” approach in issuing 64 full licences and 31 temporary licences to French boats, on top of the 47 vessels already licensed earlier this year.

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