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From: Inside Story

What’s behind the fishing dispute between the UK and France?

Both sides accuse the other of breaking post-Brexit agreements on fishing rights.

Fishing is not only an important industry for the United Kingdom and France, but a deeply emotional issue as well.

It was fiercely debated during discussions on Britain’s departure from the European Union.

Tensions have escalated again. Both countries accuse the other of breaking post-Brexit agreements on fishing rights and licences for trawlers.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron says the UK’s credibility is on the line, while Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised retaliation.

But what is really behind the stormy relations?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests:

Graham Gudgin – Honorary research associate, Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge

Pieter Cleppe – Editor of Brussels Report EU

Jean-Christophe Gallien – Founder and CEO of Zenon7, a European public affairs company