Oceans on the edge - treaties

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  • Created on: 05-04-12 09:16

UNCLOS (Law of the sea convention)

 - developed to prevent certain nations taking an unfair share of the oceans wealth

 - ratified in 1994

 - 40% of the ocean was placed under the law

Different zones

 - Territorial sea

    - 12mile limit on sovereign rights

 - Contiguous zone

     - 24mile

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