After the Brexit agreement was finalized, some British fishermen protested that the agreement hindered their fishing business because of dissatisfaction with the British and European fisheries arrangements.
January 18, as a protest, some British shellfish exporters appeared near the British Prime Minister’s residence in a cold truck loaded with scallops.
Scallop truck with the slogan “Brexit Massacre”.
According to Reuters on the 18th, at least 10 scallop trucks were parked on the road just a few meters from 10 Downing Street, one of which was printed with the slogan “Brexit Carnage”.
It is reported that the police have asked the truck drivers for details of the incident.
After many twists and turns, Britain and the European Union reached a Brexit trade agreement in late 2020, but some issues remain unresolved, including the fishing rights protests by fishermen.
Britain and Europe have always had serious differences on the issue of fishing rights.
According to the agreement reached at the end of last year, Britain and Europe agreed that EU fishermen can still fish for seafood in British waters under the current quota for five and a half years after the end of the Brexit transition period, with a value of 650 million euros a year.
However, after five and a half years, this quota will be reduced by 25%.
However, this is regarded as a “great concession” by the British industry, because the first condition offered by the UK is to reduce it by 60% after three years.
The Reuters reported that at the beginning of this year, due to the introduction of fishing certificates, sanitary inspections and customs declarations in the Brexit agreement, many British Scottish fishermen’s delivery time to EU countries was greatly extended, and many buyers returned them, which affected British fish exports.