France seizes a British trawler as fishing licence row heats up

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By Richard Lough and Sudip Kar-Gupta PARIS (Reuters) -France seized on Thursday a British trawler fishing in its territorial waters without a licence and issued a verbal warning to a second vessel, amid a bitter row between the neighbours over access to fishing grounds after Brexit. Furious that Britain has refused to grant its fishermen the full number of licences to operate inside British water that France says is warranted, Paris announced on Wednesday retaliatory measures if there was no progress in talks. From Nov. 2, Paris said, it would impose extra customs checks on British goods enter…

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