Exclusive Economic Zone

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the requirements of Article 75 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, on what date the United Kingdom registered its declaration of the UK Exclusive Economic Zone with the UN Secretary General.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

The Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations deposited the declaration of a United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone pursuant to article 75, paragraph 2, and article 84, paragraph 2, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, at the United Nations on 27 January 2014. The United Nations acknowledged receipt of this declaration in their diplomatic Note dated 4 February 2014 and informed Member States in a Maritime Zone Notification of the same date.

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