Nevermind a scallops… French fishermen have allegedly pounded Devon-based fishing boats with petrol bombs, as a shellfish ‘war’ hots adult in a English Channel.
Smoke bombs, rocks and insults were also allegedly hurled during fisherman from Devon, reports a BBC.
The clash, involving around 35 french boats and 5 UK boats – including dual boats from Brixham – happened around 12 nautical miles (22km) off a Normandy coast, circuitously a Bay of SeineC.
UK purebred boats are authorised to fish a French coastal area, though their French counterparts explain British fishermen have “pillaged” shellfish stocks.
Normandy fishing arch Dimitri Rogoff told a BBC: “The French went to hit a British to stop them operative and they clashed with any other.
“Apparently there was stone-throwing, though no injuries.”
A fisherman from a Newlyn formed vessel AjazPZ36 tweeted: “It’s all kicking off scallop fishing in a channel , French fisherman throwing petrol bombs now onto uk fishing vessels.”
Footage from France 3 Normandie showed some boats were shop-worn in a skirmish, with 3 pang holes.
Two Devon-based boats, Golden Promise and Joanna C, returned to Brixham gulf with shop-worn windows. The crews purported they were surrounded and had rocks and steel shackles thrown during their boats.
And another video published by French media appears to uncover a Scottish scallop dredger, a Honeybourne 3, colliding with circuitously vessels.