France Says Talks to Resume With Jersey on Fishing Licenses



Ania Nussbaum | Bloomberg

Negotiations on access for French fishermen to waters around Jersey will continue after the British island postponed new licensing rules and France lifted a ban on vessels from the Channel Islands landing catches at its ports.

The U.K. and French navies were last week drawn into the increasingly bitter dispute over post-Brexit fishing rights, after dozens of French boats mounted a protest near the main harbor in Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands off the northwest coast of France.

“Jersey just proposed to postpone the new technical restrictions until the end of July, so that we can start negotiations in the coming hours,” France’s maritime minister, Annick Girardin, told lawmakers on Tuesday.

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