One of the many contentious issues that will have to be dealt with as part of Brexit negotiations is over shellfishing. Now a row has broken out between French and British fishing boat crews over the rights to scallop fishing.
French fishermen have been accused of throwing insults, stones and smoke bombs at their British rivals in the English Channel in a vicious scrap over scallops.
The clash happened around 12 nautical miles (22km) off the Normandy coast, near the Bay of Seine.
British boats are legally entitled to fish in the scallop-rich area.
But their presence has infuriated the French, who accuse the British of shamelessly depleting shellfish stocks.
The report did not specify the insults the French used but we know from history that they have a formidable arsenal of taunts that the British are no match for. What kind of comeback can you make when someone tells you that your mother was a hamster and your father smells of elderberries?