Category Archives: Fisheries

EFTA Surveillance Authority Rejects Complaint Against Norway Related to Snow Crab Fisheries

By: Maria Madalena das Neves PDF version: EFTA Surveillance Authority Rejects Complaint Against Norway Related to Snow Crab Fisheries Decision commented on: EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision of 4 October 2017 closing a complaint case against the Norwegian Government concerning restrictions … Continue reading

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The Norwegian snow crab regime and foreign vessels – a commentary on the Juras Vilkas decision of the Øst-Finnmark District Court

By: Irene Dahl and Elise Johansen PDF Version: The Norwegian snow crab regime and foreign vessels – a commentary on the Juras Vilkas decision of the Øst-Finnmark District Court Decision Commented On: Acquittal pronounced by the District Court of Øst-Finnmark … Continue reading

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The due diligence obligations of the flag state with respect to its fishing vessels and the environment

By: Eva Romée van der Marel  PDF Version: The due diligence obligations of the flag state with respect to its fishing vessels and the environment Decision commented on: The Matter of the South China Sea Arbitration, Between the Republic of Philippines … Continue reading

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The December 2015 Washington Meeting on High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean

By: Erik J. Molenaar PDF Version: The December 2015 Washington Meeting on High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean Matter commented on: The first meeting of the so-called ‘Broader Process’ on  international regulation of high seas fishing in the … Continue reading

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The Declaration Concerning the Prevention of Unregulated High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean

By: Seamus Ryder  PDF Version: The Declaration Concerning the Prevention of Unregulated High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean Matter Commented On: The Declaration concerning the Prevention of Unregulated High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean On 16 … Continue reading

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ITLOS issues its Advisory Opinion on IUU Fishing

By: Eva Romée van der Marel PDF Version: ITLOS issues its Advisory Opinion on IUU Fishing Decision commented on: International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Case No. 21 (Request for an advisory opinion submitted by the Sub-Regional Fisheries … Continue reading

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The Nuuk Meeting on Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries

By: Seamus Ryder  PDF Version: The Nuuk Meeting on Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Matter commented on: Meeting on Arctic Fisheries, Nuuk, Greenland, 24-26 February 2014 As reported in the New York Times the potential development of unregulated fisheries in the … Continue reading

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Norwegian by-catch regulations are not discriminatory

By: Irene Dahl PDF Version: Norwegian by-catch regulations are not discriminatory Case commented on: The Kiel case http://lovdata.no/dokument/HRSTR/avgjorelse/hr-2014-577-a On March 21, 2014 the Supreme Court of Norway gave judgement in the Kiel case. The background to the case is discussed … Continue reading

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Norwegian by-catch regulations alleged to violate the Svalbard Treaty

By: Tore Henriksen PDF Version: Norwegian by-catch regulations alleged to violate the Svalbard Treaty Matter commented on: The Kiel case On March 11 and 12, 2014 the Supreme Court of Norway heard a case that may have consequences for the … Continue reading

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The Faroe Islands’ Response to EU Trade Restrictions on Atlanto-Scandian Herring

By: Nele Matz-Lück PDF Version: The Faroe Islands’ Response to EU Trade Restrictions on Atlanto-Scandian Herring Proceedings commented upon: European Union – Measures on Atlanto-Scandian Herring The Faroe Islands have initiated international proceedings in the World Trade Organization (WTO) against … Continue reading

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