France, Britain Said Reach Deal Over Scallop Dispute

PARIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - French and British fisherman have reached an agreement to end a dispute over scallop fishing in the English Channel, a French Agriculture Ministry official said on Monday. The row, which arose as Britain negotiates its exit from the European Union, centered on the size of the boats that are allowed to fish in the Baie de Seine where scallops can be … [Read more...]

France Says Scallop Fishing Talks with Britain End in Failure

PARIS, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Talks between French and British fisherman over rights to catch scallops have ended in failure, France's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday, raising the risk of further tensions at sea. French fishermen have accused the British of unfairly catching scallops in the Baie de Seine off the coast of Normandy during the summer, when French boats are … [Read more...]

French Navy Ready to Act if Scallop War Clashes Erupt Again

PARIS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The French Navy is ready to intervene if clashes between French and British fishermen over access to scallop-rich seabeds erupt again on the open seas, Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert said on Tuesday. Travert said he had spoken to his British counterpart and that talks between the two sides were due on Wednesday after French vessels chased … [Read more...]

Franco-British Scallop Dispute Flares Up

by Geert De Clercq (Reuters) - French and British fisherman pledged talks to quell a high-seas dispute over access to the scallop-rich seabed in the Baie de Seine after French vessels chased their rivals out of the zone, hurling projectiles and insults. French vessels rammed British scallop dredgers on Tuesday off the coast of Normandy in an attack English fisherman … [Read more...]