Blog post. The ‘Mackerel War’ goes to the WTO

Jacques Hartmann (Blog post author), Michael Waibel (Blog post author)

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    In a typical David and Goliath story, the Faroe Islands – a small archipelago situated northwest of Scotland, halfway between Iceland and Norway, and inhabited by less than 50,000 people – have requested consultations with the European Union under the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Understanding. The dispute, which concerns fishing rights in the North Atlantic, has been dubbed the ‘mackerel war’ although it primarily concerns herring – mackerel being described as an ‘associated’ species.
    Original languageEnglish
    TypeBlog Post
    Media of outputEJIL:Talk! - Blog of the European Journal of International Law
    PublisherEuropean Journal of International Law
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2013


    • International Economic Law
    • WTO Dispute Settlement Body


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