French fishermen

French fishermen - French officials on Tuesday were racing to find a solution for dozens of French fishermen cut off from waters around the Channel Island of Guernsey since Britain quit the European Union on January 31. France’s Minister for Europe said on Tuesday that they should be able to return to the zone by the end of the week, when bureaucratic measures should be in place to give effect to political agreements on how to share the Guernsey waters.

On Saturday, hours after Brexit, the French government announced that Guernsey authorities had “temporarily suspended” access to the island’s waters by French vessels.

Guernsey, like the other Channel Islands off France’s northern coast, is a self-governing dependency of the British crown but is not part of the UK and was never part of the EU.

 

 

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