PM says vessels will stay in area after six-hour protest in St Helier harbour over post-Brexit fishing rights
Boris Johnson has said two Royal Navy patrol vessels would remain in place around Jersey as French fishers ended a six-hour protest at St Helier’s harbour in an escalating dispute over post-Brexit fishing rules.
The French flotilla of about 60 boats departed after a delegation had met Jersey authorities. “It’s rubbish, I’m sorry,” said Cyril Piraud, one fisher who was part of the delegation, according to a reporter from the Ouest-France newspaper who with the Normandy boats.
“I’m not sure why we even went to see them. They are putting all the blame on the French government, who they say did not provide them with the right information. If we do nothing, we’re going to end up being squeezed out, little by little. This can only be sorted out on dry land now. The [French] minister has to carry out her threats.”