The port of Calais is governed by the 2003 Le Touquet agreements, which means that the British and French border guards carry out checks. Cherbourg is not covered by the agreement and there is speculation as to why migrants hope to reach it first in Ireland and then through the land border to Northern Ireland, which is the British territory. Although the president of the port of Cherbourg told the Irish Times that the controls were strict there, he could “not say what those controls were.” On the other hand, the president of the port of Boulogne Calais told the Irish Times that every truck that crossed its port had been inspected three times; First by sniffer dogs, then by testing a heartbeat on the truck chassis and finally, all cooling trucks are opened and the contents are checked inside. Unlike Calais, Cherbourg does not fall under the 2003 Le Touquet agreements between France and the United Kingdom. As part of the agreement, the UK Border Force (UKBF) is taking part in immigration controls in Calais. UKBF is not present in Cherbourg. Following an exchange of notes in Paris on 16 August 1994, a final fisheries agreement was reached around the Channel Islands and the Contentin peninsula and Brittany.  A spokeswoman for French fishermen accused the Royal Navy of “serious provocations,” while British Agriculture Minister John Gummer said: “The rule of law must be respected. I have always insisted that fishing rules must be properly applied throughout the Community. The rules are made to preserve the fish and the long-term interests of the fishermen themselves.  British Fisheries Minister David Curry said the conflict was due to the French authorities` lack of proper communication to their fishermen about the 1992 agreement and the French parliamentary elections, where in practice no French government had been able to cope at the time of the incident.  The British Minister of Agriculture met with his French counterpart elected on 1 April and it was agreed to implement the 1992 EU decision.
 The French government condemned the fishermen`s actions.  On 5 April, the first day since the beginning of the crisis, British and Cherbourg fishermen signed an informal agreement allowing boats from England and the islands to unload their catch in France.  In the midst of these difficult announcements, brittany Ferries has some very welcome news. On December 2, 2020, the new MV Galicia will begin its maiden voyage from Santander-Portsmouth. It will offer twice-weekly service between these two ports, as well as a weekly round trip between Portsmouth and Cherbourg. The gal-2019 charter agreement was signed long before the current health crisis. It will greatly increase the capacity of our Spanish services. Tensions over the waters of the Channel Islands began to increase in September 1992, when the European Union (EU) set a British ceiling of 6.2 Nm; 9.7 km for exclusive fishing rights around the islands. Until then, British and French trawlers were in service in the area without restrictions.  The agreement left a limit of 3 miles (2.6 nmi; 4.8 km) of the coast where only Jersey trawlers could fish, an area between three miles and six-mile limits for each British-flagged vessel, and an outside area between the six-mile border and the 12-mile (10 nmi; 19 km) border where only British and French fishermen could operate.  Is it impossible to find a rental car in Cherbourg on a Sunday? Avis have an agreement with SNCF (the railway) that allows to recover a car at the station.