French fishers block boat at Saint-Malo as they launch Brexit protests squib

Fishers are planning blockade of Channel tunnel and Calais port over issuance of licences

French fishers blocked off the Normandy Trader boat at the port of Saint-Malo on Friday as they started a day of protests to mark their anger over the issue of post-Brexit fishing licences.

The fishers lit red flares as they started their protest, which will be followed later on Friday by a planned blockade by other French fishers of the Channel tunnel and the port of Calais, in protest at Britain’s failure to issue them with more fishing licences since Brexit.

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