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    Fishermen from the French city of Boulogne burn tyres and block access to the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer on January 25, 2018, as they protest against 'pulse fishing' practiced by Dutch fishermen. French fishermen blocked the port of Calais, preventing cross-Channel ferries arriving or departing, and a road leading to the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer, about 30 kilometres (20 miles) southwest of Calais, to demand a ban on electric pulse fishing in the North Sea

    Ferry Traffic Between France, UK Suspended Due to French Fishermen Blockade

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    PARIS (Sputnik) - Ferry traffic between France and the United Kingdom via the English Channel was suspended due to French fishermen strikes, the P&O Ferries Freight company said on Thursday.

    "#POCalais #PODover: The Port of Calais is closed due to French Fisherman Blockade. Currently no ships movements in the Port," the statement read.

    The strike and blocking of the entry to Calais port was caused by the decision of Dutch fishermen to use the electrified fishing nets, which may cause losses to their French counterparts, according to media reports.

    READ MORE: Ferry With Over 300 Passengers on Board Runs Aground at Calais (VIDEO)

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    View of the port of Calais, France (File)

    Electrified fishing nets are used for catching fish by feeding an electric discharge into the water.

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