The video showed smaller French craft huddled around bigger British vessels and several collisions before the British eventually retreate>In the end, its worth it, because they left, Quesnel said. We won a battle but we havent won the war.
An EU spokesman, Daniel Rosario, called for a negotiated solution.
The scallop fishery is regulated at the national level and over the past years common management measures have been agreed between France, the UK and Ireland, he said. So it is in the interest, first and foremost, of the fishermen that this agreement is in place and we invite the national authorities to resolve any dispute in an amicable way as has been done in the past.
Raf Casert in Brussels contributed.