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    Scallop settlement

    http://fiskerforum.dk/en/news/b/Scallop-settlement

    Representatives of the French and UK governments and their respective fishing sectors have reached an agreement following clashes that took place a week ago in the Baie de Seine between British and French fishing vessels.

    The meeting is described as having been constructive and a deal has been struck between the two sides on the principles of an agreement on scalloping in the eastern Channel, which includes the Baie de Seine.

    According to a brief joint statement issued by the French and UK authorities, there is a voluntary agreement for the entire UK fleet to respect the French closure period in the Baie de Seine, which runs from mid-May to the 1st of October.

    In addition, the previous agreement concerning vessels over 15 metres is to be renewed. In principle, UK fishing vessels under 15 metres will also be brought under the terms of the agreement, subject to a ‘reasonable compensation package,’ the details of which have yet to be hammered out in Paris later this week.

    Source: DEFRA

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    UK and France fail to agree scallop fishing deal

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45457150

    Scallop wars isn't over: French and British fisherman fail to finalise deal

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...finalise-deal/

    Scallop wars: British and French fail to reach agreement during Paris talks

    https://news.sky.com/story/scallop-w...talks-11492948

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    Brixham based fishermen have gone back to the Bay de Seine, despite an agreement reached earlier this week stating that they wouldn’t harvest scallops off French coast until October. Brits not happy with compensation deal. Told they haven’t encountered any resistance there...

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    Scallop negotiations end with no deal, say fishing leaders

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45502115

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    No scallop agreement for 2018

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    According to French fishing industry body CNPMEM, the French industry has decided to withdraw from negotiations between France and the UK over access to scallop fisheries in the English Channel.

    CNPMEM has issued a statement to this effect, commenting that the decision was made with regret and it leaves them bitter over the failure to reach an agreement, which CNPMEM attributes to the lack of flexibility displayed by the British side on sensible management of a shared resource.

    ‘Despite the considerable efforts that French fishermen working in the Channel were willing to make in terms of compensating the British for suspending their activities, the British side pressed for exorbitant amounts in compensation. We can not accept that French fisheries should be held to ransom in this way,’ CNPMEM’s spokesman said.

    ‘We regret that it is not possible to reach an agreement and we have informed the Minister of Agriculture that we are ending the discussions.’

    According to the French industry body, they intend to continue to promote sustainable and responsible scallop fisheries on a voluntary basis, with a view to reaching common long-term management of this species both in terms of fishing periods and the selectivity of the gear.

    Source: CNPMEM

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    UK minister comments on scallop debacle

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    George Eustice has commented on the Baie de Seine scallop debacle

    UK fisheries minister George Eustice has made a statement on the breakdown of negotiations over scallop fishing in Baie de Seine, which came to an end when the French negotiators pulled out, citing ‘extortionate’ compensation demands by the UK representatives. George Eustice stated that he has written to French minister Stephane Travert to register his disappointment that no agreement was reached.

    An initial agreement under which the UK vessels would respect the French closure in return for compensation in the form of a quota transfer of other species from France to the UK, providing compensation for the scallopers affected, hit the rocks as it emerged at a subsequent meeting that the two sides had different ideas on the level of compensation.

    ‘Minister Travert and I discussed the progress of the negotiations twice, including on the evening of 7th September,’ George Eustice said.

    ‘However, the offer made by French industry remained unchanged from that discussed in Paris on Friday. UK industry does not believe that the compensation package proposed by the French fishing industry provides sufficient recompense for their projected loss of earnings and has therefore rejected it on that basis. The French industry are currently unwilling to accept an offer to put back in place the agreement that has applied to the over 15 metre fleet for a number of years. As a result the talks have broken down and there remains no agreement at all,’ he stated.

    George Eustice commented that the UK government has offered to assist French enforcement authorities with MMO personnel should they want to consider joint operations given the risk of further altercations, and has also asked the French government to consider alternative options available to them.

    ‘Firstly, it seems to me that putting back in place the agreement for the over 15 metre fleet which has stood the test of time over the last five years would be preferable to no agreement at all and I hope that the French industry will reconsider their position in this regard. Secondly, it is open to the French government to lift the domestic restrictions they have in place earlier than they normally in order to address concerns that their industry have expressed about the lack of a level playing field,’ he said..

    ‘The UK industry is legally allowed to fish in the Bay of Seine. They have shown commendable restraint during the negotiations and I welcome their cooperation and understanding. I hope a mutually beneficial outcome might still be agreed between the two industries but in the meantime we stand ready to offer what assistance the French government may wish to consider.’

    Source: DEFRA

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    Scallop row: UK and French fishermen strike a deal

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45548716

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    Last-minute agreement reached on scallops

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    Agreement has been reached between UK and France on the Channel scallop fishery

    Representatives of the French and UK fishing sectors have thrashed out a settlement over the scallop fishery, following several rounds of talks that had initially looked promising, before failing to reach agreement. This belated agreement will see UK scallopers leaving Eastern Channel grounds from midnight on 17th September until midnight on 31st October – applies only to those over 15 metres.

    The last round of negotiations ended with the French negotiators branding the UK compensation demands as ‘extortionate’ for an arrangement that would take the under 15m UK scallopers out of the Baie de Seine.

    Talks resumed yesterday following a proposal from the French industry and a deal was reached last night. Under the terms of the agreement hammered out this week, UK scallopers over 15 metres will leave the Eastern Channel no later than midnight on the 17th September. In return, France transfers 720,000kW/days to the UK that can be used throughout Area 7, but not in 7d until 1st November.

    The current situation arose after the gentlemen’s agreement that had kept the peace over the scallop fishery in Baie de Seine broke down, resulting in French vessels sailing en masse in August to protest against the presence of UK scallopers on grounds that are not open to the French fleet until October.

    The present agreement may be enough to keep the peace on the scallop grounds for this year, although it is clear that neither side is fully satisfied with the situation.

    British representatives claim to be unhappy that the French effectively held them to ransom after failing to sign an accord earlier this year.

    ‘This agreement is a better outcome for everyone,’ Jim Portus of the SWFPO said following the conclusion of negotiations.

    The French industry remains dissatisfied with this agreement not being applicable to the UK under 15 metre scallopers, which remain free to operate in the Baie de Seine without restriction.

    ‘We were forced to drop the under 15s,’ said Pascal Coquet of the CNPMEM scallop group. ‘They are wreaking havoc,’ he said.

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    I’d bet the country on there being NO DSP or PSP in those Scallops , that is a very very cynical way to “legally” close those grounds and you can absolutely bet the house on those grounds being reopened at 0001hrs 1st October. France very clearly breaking the law. I am absolutely sure this is a deliberate lie as DSP/PSP outbreaks happen in the summer months ( need an algal bloom to happen which doesn’t happen at this time of year ) not in September , I have helped work up the samples sent in for testing in the 1990’s and I cannot remember a single closure this late in the year.

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