Fishing for a Solution

Fishing for a Solution provides a detailed, policy-based account of the development of Canada's fisheries relations with the European Union. It covers over 35 years of this contentious international relationship, from the extension of Canada's fisheries jurisdiction to 200 miles in 1977 and the creation of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) two years later, to the development of a proposed new NAFO Convention in 2007, which awaits formal approval. Based on the experience of participants from inside the deliberations and negotiations, the book explores the impact of Canada's internal politics on international fisheries negotiations. For anyone interested in the workings of Canadian foreign policy, resource policy or in the complexities of managing international relations, it offers a unique account of the development of Canada-EU fisheries relations, blending the academic perspective of a long-time student of those relations with the insights of two former senior public servants who led the international affairs directorate of Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Half Title Page 2
Series Page 3
Full Title Page 4
Copyright Page 5
Table of Contents 6
Dedication 8
FOREWORD 10
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 14
ACRONYMS 16
INTRODUCTION 18
1: THE LONG-TERM FISHERIES AGREEMENT 30
2: FROM CONFLICT TO COOPERATION 46
3: THE TURBOT WAR 70
4: NEW CONFLICTS ARISE 92
5: REFORMING NAFO 116
6: CONCLUSION 132
APPENDIX I: MAP OF NAFO CONVENTION AREA 142
APPENDIX II: MEMBERS OF NAFO 144
TABLE I 146
NOTES 154
BIBLIOGRAPHY 182
INDEX 190
Back Cover 196