British, French Fishermen Clash Over Scallops

James Kirk
Author James Kirk
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France has said it is ready to send more police boats to its north coast to prevent further clashes between French and British fishermen over scallops.

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French fishermen sent nearly 40 boats to confront UK rivals they accuse of depleting scallop stocks off Normandy, reports the BBC.

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Video of the incident broadcast by France 3 Normandie showed smoke bombs and rocks being thrown at British crews, while a number of boats appeared to be rammed.

The five British boats, greatly outnumbered by an estimated 35 French vessels, were chased from the scallop-rich Baie de Seine area off Normandy, maritime official Ingrid Parot told AFP.

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