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France disappointed with fishing talks with UK, more talks scheduled October 28,2021   |  Source: Reuters

France is disappointed by the pace of negotiations with Britain on settling a row about post-Brexit fishing rights but talks are set to continue, the head of a French fishing association said on Saturday (23 October), writes Richard Lough, Reuters.

His remarks appeared to suggest French fishermen were stepping back from threats to hold protests from this weekend over Britain's refusal to grant more fishing licences to their vessels.

Olivier Lepretre, chairman of the Regional Maritime Fisheries Committee in northern France, said talks this week had resulted in only a handful of fishing licences being issued for French fishing boats in British territorial waters.

He deemed this too timid a step to resolve the dispute with Britain but said the European Commission, the EU executive, would press on with talks with Britain.

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