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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.....