The BBC reports that
A statement from the Faroese prime minister's office said the government had requested an international tribunal to declare the European Union "in breach of its obligations" under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.Foolishly, the Scottish fishermen are supporting this high-handed action. Then again, what other options do they have?
It asked for EU authorities to be "ordered to refrain from the threat or adoption of coercive economic measures on the Faroe Islands".
Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has also demanded the EU withdraws the threats and allows a peaceful settlement to be found under "free negotiations".
European sanctions will be brought in against Faroese herring and mackerel imports from the end of August.