Arrastrero británico detenido en Francia en medio de una disputa por derechos de pesca en curso

Las autoridades francesas han detenido a un arrastrero británico en medio de una disputa en curso sobre los derechos de pesca..

Two boats were fined on Wednesday after one failed to comply with checks by police and the other was found not to hold a proper licence, according to the French maritime ministry.

A statement posted by the French maritime minister, Annick Girardin, said checks had been carried out by authorities on boats in the Baie de Seine near Le Havre in northern Francia.

One trawler was fined for obstructing checks after it initially refused a request to be boarded by police, the statement said. It was later found not to have been in breach of regulations.

The ministry said the second boat was not on a list of UK vessels with licences granted by the European Commission and France.

The boat was then ordered to divert to Le Havre.

Departamento de Medio Ambiente, Alimentación y Asuntos Rurales (Defra) has been contacted for comment.

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