French and British fishing boats clash in scallop war skirmish

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Stones thrown in protest over ‘pillaging’ as French fishermen claim no-deal Brexit would solve the problem

Stones were thrown and boats rammed each other as French and British fishermen clashed in the Channel on Tuesday over access to scallops, the latest flare-up in a years-long war over the prized shellfish.

The British fishermen were heavily outnumbered by five boats to 35 French vessels, according to maritime official Ingrid Parot, and were eventually chased from the scallop-rich waters of the Baie de Seine area of Normandy.

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