French and British fishermen clashed in the English Channel yesterday in the latest installment of the long-running “scallop war.”

Video of the incident showed smoke bombs and rocks being thrown at British crews, while a number of boats appeared to be rammed.

The five British boats, greatly outnumbered by an estimated 35 French vessels, were chased from the scallop-rich area off Normandy, maritime official Ingrid Parot told AFP.

According to BBC News, France has said it is ready to send more police boats to its north coast to prevent further clashes between French and British fishermen over scallops.

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