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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Bering Sea

Suzanne Lalonde

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 December 2019

Subject(s):
UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Continental shelf — Marine living resources — Delimitation — Exclusive economic zone — Exclusive fishery zone

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 Bering Sea is an arm of the North Pacific Ocean and is named after Vitus Bering, a Danish-born Russian explorer who sailed the sea in 1728. It is bordered to the east and north-east by Alaska, to the west by Russia’s Siberia and the Kamchatka Peninsula, to the south by the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands, and to the far north by the Bering Strait which separates the Bering Sea from the Arctic Ocean’s Chukchi Sea. Bristol Bay is the portion of the Bering Sea which separates the Alaska Peninsula from mainland Alaska.2 A semi-enclosed sea within the...
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