Arrests in a cold climate - a tale of hot pursuit and other adventures on the Southern Ocean

Baird, Rachel (2007) Arrests in a cold climate - a tale of hot pursuit and other adventures on the Southern Ocean. Antarctic and Southern Ocean Law and Policy Occasional Papers, 11 Spe. pp. 1-37. ISSN 1034 361X

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Illegal fishing is a significant and actual threat to Australia's maritime resources. Attention is currently focussed on the northern Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ), with apprehensions of illegal foreign fishing vessels being reported in late September 2006, at the rate of one per day. However, there have been a number of high profile arrests in the Southern Ocean in past years and a study of the conduct of the arrests, and the post arrest proceedings, highlights a number of interesting international and domestic legal issues.
Before addressing each of the arrests in detail, it is necessary to discuss briefly the legal status of the seas offshore from the Heard and McDonald Islands and relevant aspects of domestic fisheries law. This will be followed by background material on the development of the Patagonian Toothfish fishery and a brief outline of the surveillance program for the Heard and McDonald Islands' fishery. Following the indiviual rview of arrests, the common issues identified in the examination of enforcement action will then be discussed in the context of opportunities for improving international, regional and domestic fisheries management.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2010 02:07
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 02:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: fisheries management; illegal fishing; heard and McDonald Islands
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070403 Fisheries Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 83 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830299 Fisheries - Wild Caught not elsewhere classified

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