Saturday, 8 September 2018

Baie de Seine scallop dispute talks suspended until next week.

The UK and France have failed to agree a deal to end a dispute over scallop fishing in the English Channel.

Crews clashed in the waters last month over laws that allow British boats to gather scallops year-round, but places restrictions on French vessels.

The two sides had agreed on the principles of a deal earlier this week, but were unable to finalise it during negotiations on Friday.

A government spokeswoman said discussions were continuing.

Further talks have been proposed for Tuesday, but the meeting has not yet been confirmed.