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Spain v. Canada, No. 96 (International Court of Justice)

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved the seizure of the Spanish fishing vessel "Estai" while fishing on the high seas pursuant to the provisions of the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act. By way of background information, in 1995, the North Atlantic Fisheries Organization (N.A.F.O). set a total allowable catch for turbot which was roughly one half of the previous years catch and assigned 60% …

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