ABSTRACT

United States-United Kingdom Maritime Boundaries in the Caribbean   [open pdf - 1MB]

"On March 1, 1977, the United States enacted the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976, which established a fisheries zone contiguous to the territorial sea of the United States, including the territorial sea around Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To the north of Puerto Rico the fishery zone is able to extend 200 miles, the maximum breadth permitted under international law. However, to the east, south, and west of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the United States has foreign neighbors situated less 400 miles away (the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic) requiring maritime boundaries."

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1994-04-11
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Department of State: http://www.state.gov
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Limits in the Seas No.115
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