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25 October 2011

Icelandic patrol ships nears an English trawler

The cod wars were political disputes between the governments of Iceland and Britain over fisheries management in the Icelandic maritime waters. The disputes were numerous between the years 1948 and 1976 and are called the Cod wars. The cod wars were numerous; they can be counted as three or even four.

25 October 2011

Katrín Júlíusdóttir and Sergey Shmatko

Iceland and Russia have signed a cooperation agenda regarding geothermal energy.

25 October 2011

The High Seas

In the decade following the adoption of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, fishing on the high seas became a major international problem.

25 October 2011


Coastal states have their maritime zones where they have exclusive access to all resources. The map on the right shows these zones.

25 October 2011

Dried fish, traditional produce in Lofoten, Norway

The relationship between the physical effects of climate change and effects on the ecosystem is complex. It is impossible to tell what climate change will to do biological resources in the Arctic.

24 October 2011

Energy pipes

The government of Russia has finalized a state program for oil and gas exploration. The project is worth around 225-250 billion USD, the government putting in around 40 billion USD.

24 October 2011

Traditional fishing in Greenland

The civilizations of northern Europe commercialized fishing, taking cod and herring in the seas off Norway and European Russia. During the past and recent years the Arctic and the Sub-Arctic was and will be a valuable food production area and has supplied over the years valuable nutrition for the south.

21 October 2011

Species in the western Atlantic Ocean

Five species fill up just over 50 percent of the fisheries in the northwest Atlantic Ocean.

21 October 2011

Fish export value by countries

Fishing is the most important economy in Greenland, and a huge factor in Iceland.

21 October 2011

Fisheries in tons for the past 60 years.

Here is a graph that shows how much six Arctic states caught. The numbers do not include whaling, but the numbers are in tons.

21 October 2011

Map of Jan Mayen and the Exclusive Economic Zones around the island and the EEZ´s of the neighbouring countries.

Environmental study of proposed oil drilling near Jan Mayen will proceed in the near future, despite strong opposition of environmentalist, according to Reuters.
Jan Mayen is a Norwegian archipelago north of Iceland. The Map shows the EEZ around Jan Mayen, which Norway is entitled to.

21 October 2011

Division of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans

The eight Arctic states all catch fish. The species and quantity naturally varies between them.