Cod War

(redirected from Cod Wars)
Also found in: Wikipedia.
Related to Cod Wars: Anglo Icelandic Cod War

cod war

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of three disputes that occurred in 1958, 1972–73, and 1975–76 between Britain and Iceland, concerning Iceland's unilateral extension of her fishing limits

Cod War

1972–76 A fishing dispute between Britain and Iceland.
References in periodicals archive ?
PARKING meters, cod wars and the opening of the UK's first motorway share Lego's 60th anniversary.
The Cod Wars were a series of confrontations between the UK and Iceland regarding fishing rights in the North Atlantic.
Out of the EU and its fishing controls we may re-enter a period of fishing wars, for example the Cod Wars of the 1960s and 70s In fact, these wars resulted in damage to UK fishing fleets prior to our joining the EU.
In pushing for negotiations, Marcos cited the so-called Cod Wars or the dispute over rich fishing grounds between the United Kingdom and Spain in the early 80s.
Under the title of Messing About In Boats, this episode features footage ranging from the Henley Regatta to enterprising fishermen running boat trips for tourists, British sailors seeking endurance world records and the Icelandic cod wars.
Under the title of Messing About in Boats, this episode features footage to do with the sea and rivers, ranging from the Henley Regatta and the first round-the-world yacht race to enterprising fisherman running boat trips for tourists and the Icelandic Cod Wars.
The dispute has echoes of the cod wars of the 1970s, but what is worrying seafood chiefs the most are the growing number of calls for a total ban of all Icelandic and Faroese fish and seafood products coming into the EU, and that also means Britain.
First there were the various Cod Wars, when the chilly outpost with its battery of battered gun-boats valiantly saw off the naval might of John Bull as it sought to protect its fishing industry.
This history of the Royal Navy in the postwar years features accounts of campaigns and deployments during the Cold War, the Cod Wars, the Falklands War and the Gulf War.
A modern version of the Cod Wars (during which Icelandic vessels were rammed by UK vessels because the Icelanders were cutting UK nets) seems to be kicking off as well.
Retired trawlermen show you round this veteran of the Cod Wars, which was rammed by an Icelandic gunboat in the 1970s.
At the United Nations, where work resumed this week on a global accord to save endangered stocks, many fear the prospect of a return to the so called cod wars of the 1970's, an era that saw 16 major fishing disputes, including clashes between British trawlers and Icelandic gunboats.