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Boats attacked in scallops row

French fishermen have reportedly been pelting British boats with rocks and flares in a row over scallop fishing in the English Channel, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) said today.

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French fishermen: 'Others get the benefit of our work!'

Angry fishermen shout from their boats.

"We're in the internationals area, I have the right to fish," shouted one French fisherman.

Nets on this vessel appear full of scallops.

"We preserve the resources, we let [the scallops] reproduce and grow during the summer and it's the others who came and get the benefit of our work," said Pascal Marie, another French fisherman.

French scallop fishermen aboard their boats gesture towards the camera.

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