French fisherman block Boulogne-sur-Mer port to lorries carrying UK fish

Potential headache for Scottish salmon.

Reuters reports that French fishermen are blocking lorries carrying UK fish to Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Europe’s leading seafood processing centre.

The French said they were angry over the slow issuance of licenses to fish inside British waters after Brexit.

Fishermen have set off flares on the Boulogne docks and have blocked trucks with wood pallets. Some are seen in the BFM Grand Littoral footage getting shoved by French police.

Every day, more than 150 tonnes of whole, fresh Scottish salmon are en route to the EU.

Director of Strategic Engagement for the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation Hamish Macdonell told SalmonBusiness: “Our members and supply chain partners have worked hard to minimise any risk of disruption to European customers but we continue to monitor the situation in Boulogne-sur-Mer.”


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