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.
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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