Creeping jurisdiction over snow crabs in the Loophole and around Svalbard

This seminar discusses the multiple legal issues raised by the recent Norwegian litigation involving EU vessels catching snow crab in the Loophole and around Svalbard with a license from the flag State, but without a Norwegian license.

Chair: professor Ola Mestad, Head of Department at Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law

Snow Crab, Chionoecetes opilio (Photo: Wikimedia commons).

The seminar is organized by the research group International Law and Governance and the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law. 


  • Introduction by Alla Pozdnakova, Professor, NIFS.
  • The Supreme Court's ruling on the Arctic Fishing case (the Loophole case) - Oddbjørn Slinning, Steenstrup Stordrange DA, Partner (H). 
  • International settlement of disputes - Erik Røsæg, Professor, PluriCourts.

We serve coffee, tea and snacks.

Tags: Maritime Law, The Loophole case, Smutthullet, NIFS
Published Jan. 11, 2018 2:53 PM - Last modified Jan. 12, 2018 11:30 AM