Many years back the British and the Icelanders had a bun fight over international fishing rights and how much cod the British could catch and where they could fish. Each side had its own interpretations. Icelandic Coast Guard vessels would close British trawlers and try and cut their trawl nets. British frigates would interpose themselves in a game of cat and mouse.
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