Norman fishermen protest against non compliance with Brexit agreements in Jersey, Channel Islands

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 30 July 2020 at 11:06:19 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 04 May 2021 at 11:21:11 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 06 May 2021 from 06:23:07 to 06:23:32 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Fishing, islands, marine traffic, security, archipelago, Channel, United Kingdom, France
Fig. 1 - S1 (06.05.2021) - It was a Normand archipelago when the Duke of Normandy William the Conqueror invaded England.
According to Paris, the UK published on Friday a list of 41 French vessels, out of 344 applications, authorised to fish in Jersey waters.
Fig. 2 - S2 (30.07.2020) - 15 km from the French coast, it became British when Normandy possessions were split between UK & France.
But this list is accompanied by new requirements "which were not agreed, discussed or notified beforehand" as part of the Brexit agreement reached between London and Brussels, which has been in force since 1 January, according to the French Minister for the Sea, Annick Girardin.
Fig. 3 - S2 (30.07.2020) - Jersey and Guernsey were the refuge of Victor Hugo during his exile under Napoleon III from 1852 to 1870.
The rare licences are also subject to conditions: 35 days for shellfishing as opposed to eight months previously, for example.
Fig. 4 - Foreign companies' income is taxed at 0%. Jersey is considered a tax haven with ~30 banks & 231 investment funds with assets of 394G€.
Fifty or so French fishing boats have been off the coast of Jersey since the morning of Thursday 6 May to protest against the fishing conditions imposed on French sailors after Brexit.
Fig. 5 - S1 (06.05.2021) - Several tenths of small boats are visible next to the port of St Helier, Jersey.
Two British warships were dispatched, and France responded with two patrol boats.