Brexit row: Macron deploys new secret weapon in fishing fight – 'Mr Licence' dispatched

A graduate of the School of Maritime Affairs, he was previously director of the Brexit project at the French ministries responsible for maritime activity and agriculture between 2019 and September last year.

According to the Ministry of the Sea, he will be responsible for “supporting each fisherman who has not obtained a licence”.

Ms Girardin said upon the announcement of his new role in December that she appointed him “due to his perfect mastery of Brexit issues”.

She added: “Obviously, work continues to assert our rights, according to the wishes of the President [Emmanuel Macron]”.