However, larger boats will stop fishing there when the clock strikes midnight on Monday up until October 30 in an agreement that will put an end to a decade-long scallops war that came to a head last month.
French fishermen have been incensed that British scallop boats can access the area, while French boats are only allowed to fish there between October to May in order to protect stocks.
Under the terms of the agreement, United Kingdom vessels under 15 metres can continue dredging for scallops from the waters but larger boats will stop fishing in the area from Tuesday until October 30.
A previous agreement prevented United Kingdom vessels larger than 15 metres doing so too, but smaller ones could help themselves.
A total of 35 French vessels surrounded five British boats.
"This means our over-15-metre fleet will get the days at sea it wanted, while allowing the under-15-metre fleet to continue fishing in the area", he said in a written statement.
"We were forced to drop the 15-metres requirement", French industry spokesman Pascal Coquet said.
The agreement, starting on Tuesday, will see larger British boats withdrawing in return for greater fishing rights elsewhere. "They fish everything and there are other altercations", Coquet said, adding that he is satisfied with the compromise even it came "a little late".
Fisheries minister George Eustice welcomed the deal reached by industry representatives from both sides of the English Channel.
Jim Portus, the chief executive of Britain's South Western Fish Producers Organisation, agreed it was "a compromise".
Two previous attempts to settle the dispute had foundered on a French refusal to accept British demands for compensation through bigger mackerel quotas.
"It's not the best deal. but it's better than no deal", Portus said.
On August 28 footage circulated the internet that showed French fishermen throwing smoke bombs, rocks and ramming their vessels into the British boats on the bay off the Normandy coast.
Britain's scallop fishing industry is worth around £120million a year and supports more than 1,200 jobs.