The Fisheries Jurisdiction case between Spain and Canada arose out of an incident in an area which both parties recognized formed part of the high seas: the arrest by the Canadian authorities of a Spanish fishing vessel on the basis of Canadian legislation authorising measures of conservation and management of fisheries in an area beyond Canadian EEZ or fishery jurisdiction. As a result of the grounds on which the Court decided that it had no jurisdiction, it did not have to make any findings as to the law of the high seas, nor did it do so by way of dicta. Judge...
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