The 200-mile limit’s origins
I’m looking back 70 years to the origins of the 200-mile EEZ. The true parents of this were Chile and Peru. In 1947, back when I sailed as wireless operator, the President of Chile and the Government of Peru proclaimed national sovereignty over submarine areas, regardless of their size or depth, as well as over the adjacent seas extending as far as necessary to preserve, protect, maintain, and utilise natural resources and wealth. It further established the demarcation of protection zones for whaling and deep sea fishery to extend to 200 nautical miles from their coasts.

This is a syndicated post. Read the original at World Fishing & Aquaculture - News 2017-08-29.


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