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Se intensifica la disputa pesquera del RU con Francia

By Jordi Bou

May 6, 2021 - Dos barcos de la Armada Real y dos naves francesas patrullan las aguas cercanas a la Isla de Jersey en el Canal de la Mancha, al intensificarse una disputa post-Brexit sobre derechos de pesca.

Authorities on Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands and a self-governing British Crown Dependency near the coast of northern France, have accused France of acting disproportionately after Paris threatened to cut off electricity to the island.

Jersey and the other Channel Islands are closer to France than to Britain. Jersey receives most of its electricity from France, supplied through undersea cables.

The dispute came after the island implemented new requirements requiring fishermen to submit their past fishing activities in order to receive a license to continue operating in Jersey waters.

Britain is responsible for the island’s foreign relations even though Jersey is not technically part of the UK. The Channel Islands are self-governing dependencies of the UK. that have their own administrations and elected legislatures.

PUBLISHED: 06/05/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images