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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



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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