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EU needs to show more realism to bridge fisheries gaps, says UK PM's spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Fishermen of French trawler "Notre Dame de Boulogne" unload crates of fish in the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer
FILE PHOTO: Fishermen of French trawler "Notre Dame de Boulogne" unload crates of fish in the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union must show "more realism" if it wants to bridge differences with Britain on fisheries, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday, underlining that the repatriation of its fishing waters was very important.

"If the gaps on fisheries are going to be bridged, we need more realism from the EU on the scale of change that results from our departure," the spokesman said.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Michael Holden)