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France threatens to cut electricity to British island in post-Brexit fisheries dispute

May 5, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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France is "ready" to cut electricity to the British island of Jersey -- just off the French coast -- should the United Kingdom not abide by clauses of the Brexit agreement regarding fisheries, French Maritime Minister Annick Girardin said Tuesday.

London (CNN)France is "ready" to cut electricity to the British island of Jersey -- just off the French coast -- should the United Kingdom not abide by clauses of the Brexit agreement regarding fisheries, French Maritime Minister Annick Girardin said Tuesday.

Girardin also claimed the Jersey government -- which issued 41 fishing permits to French vessels on April 30 -- had placed "unilateral" restrictions on the trawlers.

The self-governing island of Jersey is one of the Channel Islands, sitting just 14 miles off the French coast.

In a statement, Jersey's Minister for External Relations, Sen. Ian Gorst, said the island had been informed by France and the European Union "that they are unhappy with the conditions placed on fishing licenses and fishing in general. "

He added Jersey regretted a recent decision by French local authorities in neighboring Normandy to shut down their representation on the island, saying it was based on a "misunderstanding that can be put right. "

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