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The Sea of Okhotsk Peanut Hole De facto Extension of Coastal State Control

Alex G. Oude Elferink

in Governing High Seas Fisheries

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780198299493
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191685729 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299493.003.0007
The Sea of Okhotsk Peanut Hole De facto Extension of Coastal State Control

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This chapter begins with an assessment of the situation and the significance of the Sea of Okhotsk fisheries. It addresses the unilateral measures taken by the Russian Federation regarding fisheries in the Sea of Okhotsk and the developments involving the Russian Federation and the interested states. Also, the Russian submissions concerning the regime of straddling stocks made during the Fish Stocks Conference are analysed and compared to the subsequent negotiating texts and the Fish Stocks Agreement. Further, the legal arguments of the Russian Federation are evaluated against the relevant rules of international law. The chapter concludes by identifying the linkages of the regime for fisheries in the Sea of Okhotsk to other regimes and suggests how this regime may further develop.

Keywords: Sea of Okhotsk fisheries; Russian Federation; straddling stocks; Fish Stocks Conference; Fish Stocks Agreement; international law

Chapter.  12552 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public International Law

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