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Marine Protected Areas Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction: What's Mine is Mine and What You Think is Yours is also Mine

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The article analyses the progress and challenges related to the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs), in particular beyond national jurisdiction, in light of relevant global goals. A number of myths related to MPAs are highlighted, as well as issues of a legal and institutional nature that have arisen recently as a result of proposals to establish MPAs beyond national jurisdiction. In particular, the article focuses on issues relating to the establishment of these MPAs as they relate to the on-going process of establishment of the outer limits of the continental shelf of coastal States pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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