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Protection of Ships From Foreign Seizure

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of State , Office of the Legal Adviser
CFDA #: 19.201

Purpose of this program:

To reimburse U.S. fishermen whose vessels are seized by a foreign country on the basis of: (1) Claims to jurisdiction not recognized by the U.S.; (2) claims to jurisdiction recognized by the U.S. but exercised in a manner inconsistent with international law as recognized by the U.S.; or (3) any general claim to exclusive fishery management with conditions and restrictions that are (a) unrelated to fishery conservation and management, (b) fail to take into account traditional fishing practices of U.S. vessels, (c) are more onerous than conditions or restrictions applied by the U.S. to foreign fishing vessels, or (d) fail to give U.S. vessels equitable access. For cases arising on or after June 15, 1994, the Act also provides for reimbursement of fees charged a vessel by a foreign government to engage in transit passage between points in the United States, if such fees are regarded by the United States as being inconsistent with international law.