Dozens of French fishing vessels are headed home after a tense standoff near the British Island of Jersey. They say they've made their point and that its now down to politicians to find an agreement.
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The European Council has approved the UK′s fishing opportunities and deep-sea stocks for 2020 and 2021 as part of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
France says the UK has failed to abide by Brexit agreements defining fishing rights off the island of Jersey. As tensions simmer, a French minister has even suggested cutting power to the island's residents.
Fishing boats have massed in front of a port off the island in the English Channel for a "peaceful protest" against the "restrictive measures" imposed since Brexit.
The negotiations are largely hamstrung over the EU's fishing rights in British waters and creating a so-called level playing field with fair competition rules. The bloc appears unwilling to budge on its last offer.
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