Russian Fishing Activities off the Coast of Finnmark – A Legal History

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  • Kirsti Strøm Bull Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17585/arctic.v6.60

Abstract

The rich fishery resources off the coast of Finnmark have historically attracted fishermen from other parts of Norway and from neighbouring countries. This article discusses the legal history of Russian fishing activities off the coast of Finnmark and covers the historical period from the 1700s until the termination of this fishery in the early 1900s. The article shows that Russian fishermen, like the Sámi from Finland—and unlike fishermen from other nations, were authorized to establish shacks and landing places. Both the agreements and legal disputes surrounding the fishery, which lasted until World War I, are discussed in the article.

Keywords: fishery; Russia; legal history; rights to marine resources; Finnmark; The Lapp Codicil

(Published: March 2015)

Citation: K. S. Bull. “Russian Fishing Activities off the Coast of Finnmark—A Legal History.” Arctic Review on Law and Politics, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2015, pp. 3–10.http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/arctic.v6.60

 

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Author Biography

Kirsti Strøm Bull, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Published

2015-03-30

How to Cite

Strøm Bull, K. (2015). Russian Fishing Activities off the Coast of Finnmark – A Legal History. Arctic Review, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.17585/arctic.v6.60

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Keywords:

fishery, Russia, legal history, rights to marine resources, Finnmark, The Lapp Codicil