Clément Beaune told France Inter radio: “The European Commission has mobilized more: there are negotiations between France, the United Kingdom and the Commission until December 10. If there has not been a massive gesture on licenses, we will stop this dialogue.
It is also part of Mr Macron’s efforts to gain more influence over the European Union (EU).
A government spokesperson said Environment Secretary George Eustice had had a constructive discussion with Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius on Wednesday and that technical discussions with the European Commission and French authorities would continue this week.
He added: “Our approach to fishing licensing is evidence-based and fully compliant with the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
Speaking on French news channel CNews in October, Mr Beaune warned that the British “only understand the language of force”.
European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic met Mr Beaune earlier this month, who then took to Twitter to describe how the couple discussed the implementation of the UK-EU deal, in particular on the issue of fishing licenses.
He added: “European unity, full respect for our agreements, the implacable defense of our fishermen”.
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However, France fell after the UK government threatened to retaliate with “tough” controls on EU fishing activities just hours before the deadline.
President Macron has agreed to resume discussions between the two nations and the European Commission. He also ruled out retaliation during the negotiations.
Of the nearly 1,700 licenses issued to EU vessels by the UK government, 117 were issued to proven EU vessels to fish in an area of 6 to 12 nautical miles.
A total of 35 smaller vessels have not received clearance, but the government says it remains open to more discussion and evidence.