Be"ring Sea Controversy (?).
A controversy (1886 --
93) between Great Britain and the United States as to the right of
Canadians not licensed by the United States to carry on seal fishing
in the Bering Sea, over which the United States claimed jurisdiction
as a mare clausum. A court of arbitration, meeting in Paris in 1893,
decided against the claim of the United States, but established
regulations for the preservation of the fur seal.
© Webster 1913.