In 1995, Canada and Spain entered into a maritime dispute off the eastern coast of Canada. Canadian warships intercepted and seized Spanish fishing vessels not obeying the quotas of multilateral institutions tasked with fostering intergovernmental cooperation in the area. This conflict, dubbed the Turbot War, is an example of Canada use of unilateral force when multilateralism fell short. Lessons from this case should be applied to the changing Far North.
Non-state actors are playing an increasingly disruptive role in international maritime affairs. Paul Pryce discusses how to reinforce the legal norms that rule the waves.
There exist striking similarities between piracy and transnational terrorism. Particularly, both are bound by a ‘maritime logic of deterritorialisation.’ In order to face the present-day challenges of transnational terrorism, perhaps we can look to the history of piracy for lessons learned.
In Part I, Kelsey Berg examines Canada’s Sea King Replacement project leading up to the procurement of the new Cyclone maritime helicopters.