French fishing associations threatens retaliatory measures on Friday

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FILE PHOTO: Fishing trawlers are docked at Boulogne-sur-Mer in France

PARIS (Reuters) - The French fishing association body threatened to blockade northern French ports and the Eurotunnel on Friday in protest over not getting the post-Brexit fishing licences it wants.

"We still do not have what we want," the body's Gerard Romiti said during a online press conference on Thursday.

France and Britain have been at loggerheads for months over how many licences French fishermen should get as part of a post-Brexit deal, with France accusing Britain of not handing out enough permits and Britain saying it is respecting the deal.

(Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten and Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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