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Brexit Deal Gets Held Up by Last-Minute Haggling Over Fish

  • The two sides are on the brink of clinching historic accord
  • Officials still putting finishing touches to the agreement
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U.K. and European Union negotiators are locked in talks in Brussels over the final details of a historic post-Brexit trade accord, with both sides engaged in last-minute haggling over fishing rights.

While the outline terms of the deal, including broad fishing quotas, were agreed on Wednesday, negotiators have hit a last-minute disagreement over the precise number of each species EU boats will be able to catch in U.K. waters, officials said. It isn’t clear how long it will now take for the discussions to reach a conclusion.