september 1, 1958 Iceland expands its fishing zone, beginning what would become the long-running Cod Wars
The Cod Wars
hammered British fishing before we even joined the Common Market.
As a veteran of the infamous cod wars
between the UK and Iceland, Bertie Armstrong knows more than most that steering the fishing industry through troubled waters takes a steady hand and steely nerves.
It was the Cod Wars
, combined with disastrous mismanagement of our fleets, that resulted in the failure of our fishing industry.
Mackerel wars, cod wars
- we have had them in the past and I'm quite content we will have them in the future."
Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson had joked that the Cod Wars
over fishing rights was the only time his nation had shown aggression.
We only had the Cod Wars
, but nobody got hurt there!
This over-fishing led to our so-called "cod wars
" with Iceland.
Princess Ann married Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey; Royal Navy vessels were forced to protect British shipping boats as troubled flared with Iceland in the Cod Wars
; and the UK joined the EEC.
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.