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8 Sui Generis Zones

Gemma Andreone, Giuseppe Cataldi

From: The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law: Volume I: The Law of the Sea

Edited By: David J Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman A Martínez Gutiérrez

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 August 2021

Exclusive fishery zone — Exclusive economic zone — Coastal states — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Continental shelf — Marine living resources — Delimitation — Territorial sea — Pollution
The definition of sui generis zone by international doctrine is intended to include all maritime zones that have been created by Coastal States to date and that, although not specifically envisaged by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), are nevertheless associated with the zones classified by this Convention. Sui generis zones encompass exclusive fishing zones (EFZs) (also called fisheries protection zones (FPZs) with the aim of emphasizing the conservation purpose of the proclamation), ecological protection zones (EPZs) and mixed...
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