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
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.
During the cod wars
with Iceland, the price of fish went up dramatically.
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.
Having trawled through fishing industry facts at the Vikin and remembering something from my childhood about the UK and Iceland's Cod Wars
in the 1970s, I took one for the team and headed to the Icelandic Fish & Chips bistro (www.
They are not in any way encroaching on Icelandic waters (or Faroese, for that matter), which was the basis of the Icelandic Cod Wars
in the 1970s.
OK, the point is that on January 18, 1973, we reached a crucial stage in what historians have labelled The Cod Wars
In a move evoking memories of the cod wars
of the 1970s, Scots fishing leaders are now calling for sanctions against Iceland which could see their fishing boats banned from landing any catches at EU ports.