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French fishermen ‘petrol bomb’ Devon fishing boats in scallop wars

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.

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