ref date:10 Mar 1999 (ECON)
Fishy tale of Brest, Bass and Scots
Two Scottish fishing trawlers were turned away along with their
large catch of sea bass from the French port of Brest as
their catch was 'too large' to meet Brest quotas.
The French were in fact keeping supply low and prices high!
The European fisheries commission has strong rules against such
behaviour, but anyone who has seen the French food industry
maddened will have seen sheep on motorways, tomatoes waist deep in
government buildings and sides of beef hurled at police - the French
are great when they get mad.....