Thursday, April 16, 2009

French Fishermen Strike

French fishermen continue to blockade Channel ports

Guardian UK — Up to 3,000 families stranded as fishermen blockade Boulogne, Calais and Dunkirk over fishing quotas
Thousands of cross-Channel ferry passengers faced a second day of travel disruption today as French fishermen continued a blockade of ports in protest against EU quotas.
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France Offers New Subsidies to Fishermen

Wall Street Journal — The French government has offered to subsidize fishermen who agree to limit their catch, in an attempt to end a two-day protest at French ports over European Union annual quotas aimed at preserving fish stocks.
Fishermen have blocked France's main ports on the English Channel since Tuesday, disrupting ferry and freight traffic with the U.K. and leaving thousands of passengers and truck drivers stranded on both sides.
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French blockade hits travellers

BBC — Ferry services from Dover have resumed after French fisherman decided to call off their blockades in Calais and Dunkirk.
They started their campaign in protest over EU imposed fishing quotas on Tuesday.
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