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Scallop fishermen threaten to sink Emmanuel Macron’s wind farm

President Macron’s hopes of launching French offshore wind farms are being threatened by scallop fishermen.

Protests could scupper plans to build 62 turbines off Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, which are expected to be operational within three years.

“We’ve been nice so far,” Alain Coudray, chairman of the local fishing committee, said. “We are going to be a bit less so from now on.

“We have a prolific scallop bed here and we manage it very carefully and we are worried that all our work will be destroyed by the wind farm.”

Paris has struggled for years to overcome a coalition of stubborn opponents whenever plans for offshore wind farms have been proposed. The latest threat risks serious harm to Mr Macron’s attempt to portray himself as