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Agrava-se a disputa de pesca RU-França

By Jordi Bou

May 6, 2021 - Dois navios da Marinha britânica e dois navios franceses patrulham as águas da ilha de Jersey no Canal da Mancha, quando se intensifica um diferendo pós-Brexit sobre direitos 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