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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Barents Sea

Suzanne Lalonde

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 January 2020

Subject(s):
Exclusive economic zone — Exclusive fishery zone — Warfare, sea — Delimitation

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Barents Sea, named after the Dutch explorer Wilhelm Barents (1550–97) who searched for a north-east seaway from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, is a shallow section of the Arctic Ocean. To the south the Barents Sea is bordered by the mainland coasts of Norway (Finnmark) and Russia (Kola Peninsula), to the east by the Russian archipelago of Novaya Zemlya, and to the north by the archipelagos of Franz Josef Land (Russia) and Spitsbergen/Svalbard (Norway). To the west, the Barents Sea is bounded by the conventional border with the Greenland Sea, which runs...
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