14. In 1994 NAFO agreed to a closure of the directed fishery for cod but allowed fishing for certain other species, including turbot (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides, "Greenland halibut"). A similar process of objection and overfishing occurred in early 1995, prompting Canada to arrest a Spanish fishing trawler in international waters, a unilateral action that challenged international law at its foundations. The outcome was a pathbreaking agreement for independent observers on fleets in international waters, a change in the allocation between the EC and Canada, and new momentum for an international "straddling stocks" agreement at the United Nations.