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Pushing the Limits of the Law of the Sea Convention: Australian and French Cooperative Surveillance and Enforcement in the Southern Ocean
International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law
  • Warwick Gullett, University of Wollongong
  • Clive Schofield, University of Wollongong
Document Type
Journal Article
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Abstract

This article examines recent steps taken by Australia and France to combat illegal fishing in their claimed maritime zones of jurisdiction around their adjacent sub-Antarctic island territories. These steps comprise operational responses and legal developments, including the conclusion of two bilateral treaties on cooperative surveillance and enforcement. Geographical and legal problems associated with addressing the illegal fishing threat in the Southern Ocean are highlighted. It is concluded that when they come to be tested by international legal authorities, some of the more innovative legal measures under discussion are likely to be appraised as being in conflict with some provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

RIS ID
21245
Citation Information
Warwick Gullett and Clive Schofield. "Pushing the Limits of the Law of the Sea Convention: Australian and French Cooperative Surveillance and Enforcement in the Southern Ocean" International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law Vol. 22 Iss. 4 (2007) p. 545 - 583
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wgullett/33/