• Short Summary

    Iceland and Britain appeared on the brink of a new " Cod War" on Tuesday ( 25 November) as Icelandic authorities vowed to defend their 200 mile fishing limit " even against the might of the British Navy."
    Britain has decided to send three frigates into the zone.

  • Description

    Iceland and Britain appeared on the brink of a new " Cod War" on Tuesday ( 25 November) as Icelandic authorities vowed to defend their 200 mile fishing limit " even against the might of the British Navy."
    Britain has decided to send three frigates into the zone. Iceland and Britain are both members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and Iceland's Prime Minister Geir Hallgrimson denounced the move as a violation of the NATO treaty and the Helsinki Declaration.

    In the last "Cod War" of 1973 there were several clashed between Icelandic coastguard vessels trying to cut the wires of British trawlers and British naval frigates trying to prevent them.

    In 1973 dispute across after Iceland extended its fishing limits from 12 to 50 miles to conserve dwindling fish stocks off its coast.

    The Icelandic government extended that limit to 200 miles on 15 October this year - to the dismay of British and West German fishermen who have traditionally operated in the area.

    Iceland and west Germany subsequently reached an agreement over the limit but talks between London and Reykyavik broke down recently.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2D0TEXQ0NM857TIT8WKHS0K7S
    Media URN:
    VLVA2D0TEXQ0NM857TIT8WKHS0K7S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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