The Latin American-United States Fishing Rights Controversy: Dilemma for United States Foreign Policy (1969-1971) Page: 2
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prevailing throughout Latin America; thus, the fishing rights controversy
has become a vehicle for increasing anti-United States sentiment in
many Latin American nations;
E. in the absence of a consensus of the international community as
to specific limits of the territorial sea and fishing zones, the force
of international law in this area is becoming severely diminished, and the
issue of national sovereignty over the resources of the sea is in danger
of expanding into a major conflict between the developed and the less
This report is intended to bring up to date developments in the
controversy since January 1969, and to discuss related issues deriving
from these developments.
l/ A 'discussion of the history of the fishing rights controversy through
1968 is contained in "The Latin American - United States Fishing Rights
Controversy," CRS Multilith F-356, February 12, 1969.
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Hagen, Virginia M. The Latin American-United States Fishing Rights Controversy: Dilemma for United States Foreign Policy (1969-1971), report, April 15, 1971; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc992685/m1/4/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.