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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

Journal Article


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.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • W. Gullett & C. Schofield, 'Pushing the limits of the Law of the Sea Convention: Australian and French cooperative surveillance and enforcement in the Southern Ocean' (2007) 22 (4) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 545-583.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-36048976018

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/653

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 38

Start Page


  • 545

End Page


  • 583

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

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.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • W. Gullett & C. Schofield, 'Pushing the limits of the Law of the Sea Convention: Australian and French cooperative surveillance and enforcement in the Southern Ocean' (2007) 22 (4) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 545-583.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-36048976018

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/653

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 38

Start Page


  • 545

End Page


  • 583

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands