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    During the third United Nations conference on the Law of the Sea on Tuesday (6 April) delegates from several countries gave their views on the question of setting up a framework for dealing with disputes between countries on the control of sea resources.

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    During the third United Nations conference on the Law of the Sea on Tuesday (6 April) delegates from several countries gave their views on the question of setting up a framework for dealing with disputes between countries on the control of sea resources.

    Among them was iceland's delegate, Hans Andersen. He emphasised the point that unless agreement could be reached on the concept of an economic zone giving exclusive fishing and other rights in coastal waters, disputes would continue.

    The Icelandic view of the coastal water zoning problem is in the limelight at the moment, owing to the continuing bitter fisheries dispute between Iceland and the United Kingdom, which has led to the severing of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

    Also on the subject of the settlement of disputes, the Japanese delegate, Masato Fujisaki, called for the compulsory settlement of disputes to be made an integral part of a new Law of the Sea Convention.

    On Monday (5 April) - the first day of the debate - the President of the conference, Mr. Shirley Amersinghe of Sri Lanka, said that there had been a "hardening of positions" in relation to the establishment of exclusive fishing and other rights in coastal waters.

    He appealed to delegations especially interested in the subject to meet informally to try to reach some understanding before engaging in long debates in committee.

    This film is serviced with extracts from the speeches by the Icelandic and Japanese delegates. A transcript follows.

    SYNOPSIS: The Law of the Sea Conference continued at the United Nations on Tuesday with a debate on the question of setting up a framework for dealing with disputes on the control of sea resources. The Icelandic delegate - Hans Andersen - gave his country's views and so too did Masato Fujisaki of Japan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JOE6NLT9999UQJ97XARRB3NA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JOE6NLT9999UQJ97XARRB3NA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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