UK defends scallop boats after clashes with French vessels

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Stones were thrown and boats rammed each other as French and British fishermen clashed in the Channel on Tuesday over access to scallops, the latest flare-up in a years-long war over the prized shellfish.

The British were heavily outnumbered at five boats to some 35 French vessels, according to maritime official Ingrid Parot, and were eventually chased from the scallop-rich waters of the Baie de Seine area of Normandy.

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