The North Atlantic Coast Fisheries Case (Great Britain / United States of America), fact and decision, Great Britain / United States of America, North Atlantic Coast Fisheries case, tribunalView More The North Atlantic Coast Fisheries Case (Great Britain / United States of America), fact and decision
In this regard, the Arbitral Tribunal, in the 1910 North Atlantic Coast Fisheries case, stated:
the geographical character of a bay contains conditions which concern the interests of the territorial sovereign to a more intimate and important extent than do those connected with the open coast. Thus conditions of national and territorial integrity, of defense, of commerce and of industry are all vitally concerned with the control of the bays penetrating the national coast line.
Furthermore, where the low-water line rule applies to a bay whose mouth is less than twice the breadth of the territorial sea, the high seas may be enclosed within the bay. This situation will create inconvenient results for various marine activities.. the meaning of the Juridical Bays in the law of the sea and LOSC, 10-mile formula, Arbitral Tribunal, Article 10(6) of the LOSC, customary international law, Fisheries case, Juridical Bays, law of the sea, LOSC, low-water line, North Atlantic Coast Fisheries case, territorial sea