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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Fisheries Disputes

Robin R Churchill

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 October 2023

Exclusive fishery zone — Marine living resources — Arbitration, procedure — International courts and tribunals, procedure — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Prompt release

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 For the purposes of this contribution, a fisheries dispute is a dispute between two or more States or other subjects of international law that involves the catching of fish or that, although framed in other terms, is one where the underlying issue concerns the catching of fish. By ‘fish’ in this context are meant not only species that are fish in a strict biological sense but also species that are typically caught by fishing vessels, such as crustaceans (eg crabs, lobsters, and shrimp) and cephalopods (eg octopus and squid). Disputes relating to marine mammals,...
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