British fishing boats (center and right) are prevented from fishing by French fishermen in the English Channel off Le Havre, western France, on Monday. A bumper season for scallops has given rise to a bitter international dispute in the channel. (Associated Press)

British fishing boats (center and right) are prevented from fishing by French fishermen in the English Channel off Le Havre, western France, on Monday. A bumper season for scallops has given rise to a bitter international dispute in the channel. (Associated Press)