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Limits in the Seas


This series issued by the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs in the Department of State aims to examine coastal States’ maritime claims and/or boundaries and assess their consistency with international law. The studies represent the views of the United States Government only on the specific matters discussed therein and does not necessarily reflect an acceptance of the of the limits claimed.


-12/05/14   No. 143 China's Maritime Claims in the South China Sea
-09/16/14   No. 142 Philippines' Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-09/16/14   No. 141 Indonesia's Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-07/08/14   No. 140 Mauritius' Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-05/23/14   No. 139 Tuvalu's Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-05/23/14   No. 138 Papua New Guinea's Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-03/28/14   No. 137 Vanuatu's Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-03/28/14   No. 136 Solomon Islands' Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-03/28/14   No. 135 Grenada's Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-03/28/14   No. 134 Comoros' Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-03/28/14   No. 133 Antigua and Barbuda's Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-02/14/14   No. 132 Seychelles' Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-02/03/14   No. 131 Trinidad and Tobago's Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-02/03/14   No. 130 Dominican Republic's Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-02/03/14   No. 129 Cabo Verde's Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-02/03/14   No. 128 The Bahamas' Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-11/15/05   No. 127 Taiwan's Maritime Claims
-09/08/05   No. 126 Maldives Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-02/05/04   No. 125 Jamaica's Maritime Claims and Boundaries
-06/28/01   N0. 124 Straight Baseline Claim: Honduras
-11/27/00   No. 123 Uruguay's Maritime Claims
-09/08/00   No. 122 Thailand Straight Baseline Claims
-09/30/98   No. 121 Straight Baseline and Territorial Sea Claims: South Korea
-04/30/98   No. 120 Straight Baseline and Territorial Sea Claims: Japan
-06/30/97   No. 119 Maritime Boundary: United States - Niue
-12/20/96   No. 118 Straight Baseline Claim: Pakistan
-07/09/96   No. 117 Straight Baselines Claim: China
-05/06/94   No. 116 Straight Baseline Claims: Albania and Egypt
-04/11/94   No. 115 United States - United Kingdom Maritime Boundaries in the Caribbean
-03/16/94   No. 114 Iran's Maritime Claims
-05/22/92   No. 113 Straight Baseline Claims: Djibouti and Oman
-03/09/92   No. 112 United States Responses to Excessive National Maritime Claims
-09/17/90   No. 111 Straight Baseline Claim Costa Rica
-02/21/90   No. 110 Maritime Boundary Cuba - United States
-09/29/88   No. 109 Continental Shelf Boundary Turkey - USSR and Straight Baselines: USSR (Black Sea)
-11/20/90   No. 108 Maritime Boundaries of the World
-09/30/87   No. 107 Straight Baselines: USSR (Pacific Ocean, Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, and Bering Sea)
-08/31/87   No. 106 Developing Standard Guidelines for Evaluating Straight Baselines
-02/22/86   No, 105 Maritime Boundaries: Colombia - Dominican Republic and Netherlands (Netherlands Antilles) - Venezuela
-09/10/85   No. 104 Maritime Boundary: Cuba - Mexico
-04/30/85   No. 103 Straight Baselines: Colombia
-01/30/85   No. 102 Maritime Boundary: Burma - Thailand
-11/30/84   No. 101 Fiji's Maritime Claims
-12/30/83   No. 100 Maritime Boundaries: United States - Cook Islands and United States - New Zealand (Tokelau)
-12/12/83   No. 99 Straight Baselines: Vietnam
-11/01/83   No. 98 Archipelagic Straight Baselines: Sao Tome and Principe
-12/06/82   No. 97 Maritime Boundaries: Costa Rica - Panama
-06/06/82   No. 96 Continental Shelf Boundary: Greece - Italy
-04/16/82   No. 95 Maritime Boundary: France (Reunion) - Mauritius
-09/11/81   No. 94 Continental Shelf Boundaries: The Persian Gulf
-09/17/81   No. 93 Continental Shelf Boundaries: India - Indonesia - Thailand
-06/23/81   No. 92 Maritime Boundary: Kenya - Tanzania
-12/16/80   No. 91 Maritime Boundary: United States - Venezuela
-05/14/80   No. 90 Continental Shelf Boundary: Italy - Spain
-01/07/80   No. 89 Continental Shelf Boundary: Italy - Tunisia
-10/02/79   No. 88 Maritime Boundary: Ecuador - Peru
-09/20/79   No. 87 Territorial Sea and Continental Shelf Boundaries: Australia and Papua New Guinea - Indonesia
-07/02/79   No. 86 Maritime Boundary: Chile - Peru
-02/23/79   No. 85 Maritime Boundary: The Gambia - Senegal
-02/15/79   No. 84 Maritime Boundary: Colombia - Costa Rica
-02/12/79   No. 83 Territorial Sea and Continental Shelf Boundaries: France - Spain
-01/22/79   No. 82 Straight Baselines: Republic of Korea
-12/07/78   No. 81 Maritime Boundaries: Indonesia - Malaysia - Thailand
-05/12/80   No. 80 Straight Baselines: Chile - Addendum
-11/15/78   No. 80 Straight Baselines: Chile
-11/03/78   No. 79 Maritime Boundaries: Colombia - Panama
-07/24/78   No. 78 Maritime Boundary: India - Maldives and Maldives' Claimed Economic Zone
-02/16/78   No. 77 Maritime Boundaries: India - Sri Lanka
-10/28/77   No. 76 Straight Baselines: Cuba
-09/02/77   No. 75 Continental Shelf Boundary and Joint Development Zone: Japan - Republic of Korea
-10/05/76   No. 74 Maritime Boundary: Federal Republic of Germany - German Democratic Republic
-09/30/76   No. 73 Maritime Boundary: Brazil - Uruguay
-09/04/76   No. 72 Continental Shelf Boundary: Canada - Greenland
-06/16/76   No. 71 Continental Shelf Boundary: Finland - Sweden
-04/06/76   No. 70 Fisheries Agreement: China - Japan
-04/01/76   No. 69 Maritime Boundary: Colombia - Ecuador
-03/15/76   No. 68 Territorial Sea and Continental Shelf Boundary: Guinea - Bissau - Senegal
-01/01/76   No. 67 Continental Shelf Boundary: Iran - Oman
-12/12/75   No. 66 Historic Waters Boundary: India - Sri Lanka
-11/28/75   No. 65 Continental Shelf and Territorial Sea Boundaries: German Democratic Republic and Poland
-10/24/75   No. 64 Continental Shelf Boundary: Argentina - Uruguay
-09/30/75   No. 63 Continental Shelf Boundary: Iran - United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
-09/25/75   No. 62 Continental Shelf Boundary: India - Indonesia
-06/04/75   No. 61 Straight Baselines: Oman (Hypothetical)
-11/11/74   No. 60 Territorial Sea Boundary: Indonesia - Singapore
-10/09/74   No. 59 Soviet Union - Turkey Territorial Sea Boundary
-09/13/74   No. 58 Continental Shelf Boundary: Bahrain - Iran
-09/12/74   No. 57 Canada - St. Pierre and Miquelon Territorial Sea Boundary
-10/19/73   No. 56 Continental Shelf Boundary: Finland - Soviet Union (Northern Baltic Sea)
-10/19/73   No. 55 Territorial Sea and Continental Shelf Boundaries: Poland - Soviet Union
-10/11/73   No. 54 Straight Baselines: Senegal
-10/10/73   No. 53 Straight Baselines: Syria
-10/09/73   No. 52 Straight Baselines: East Germany
-05/25/73   No. 51 Straight Baselines: Haiti
-01/10/73   No. 50 Territorial Sea Boundary: Indonesia - Malaysia
-11/10/72   No. 49 Territorial Sea Boundary: Cyprus - Sovereign Base Area (U.K.)
-09/15/72   No. 48 Straight Baselines: Finland
-09/14/72   No. 47 Straight Baselines: Sweden
-09/12/72   No. 46 Theoretical Areas Allocations of Seabed to Coastal States
-09/11/72   No. 45 Maritime Boundary: Mexico - United States
-09/10/72   No. 44 Straight Baselines: Argentina
-07/01/78   No. 43 Straight Baselines: People's Republic of China
-05/23/72   No. 42 Straight Baselines: Ecuador
-03/07/72   No. 41 Straight Baselines: Mauritius
-03/07/72   No. 40 Straight Baselines: Guinea
-03/06/72   No. 39 Straight Baselines: Svalbard
-01/11/74   No. 38 Straight Baselines: Germany
-02/29/72   No. 37 Straight Baselines: France
-05/25/00   No. 36 National Claims to Maritime Jurisdiction
-07/20/71   No. 35 Straight Baselines: Indonesia
-07/01/74   No. 34 Straight Baselines: Iceland
-03/23/73   No. 33 Straight Baselines: Philippines
-03/25/71   No. 32 Straight Baselines: Turkey
-03/24/71   No. 31 Straight Baselines: Thailand
-11/13/70   No. 30 Straight Baselines: Portuguese Guinea
-11/12/70   No. 29 Straight Baselines: Mozambique
-11/10/70   No. 28 Straight Baselines: Angola
-11/09/70   No. 27 Straight Baselines: Portugal
-07/16/70   No. 26 Territorial Sea Boundary: Denmark - Sweden
-07/09/70   No. 25 Continental Shelf Boundary: Iran - Qatar
-07/06/70   No. 24 Continental Shelf Boundary: Iran - Saudi Arabia
-06/26/70   No. 23 Straight Baselines: United Kingdom
-06/22/70   No. 22 Straight Baselines: United Arab Republic
-06/11/70   No. 21 Straight Baselines: Venezuela
-06/08/70   No. 20 Straight Baselines: Saudi Arabia
-12/21/78   No. 19 Straight Baselines: Denmark
-05/29/70   No. 18 Continental Shelf Boundary: Abu Dhabi - Qatar
-05/27/70   No. 17 Continental Shelf Boundary: Norway - Soviet Union
-05/25/70   No. 16 Continental Shelf Boundary: Finland - Soviet Union
-03/16/70   No. 15 Straight Baselines: Madagascar
-03/14/70   No. 14 Straight Baselines: Burma
-03/12/70   No. 13 Straight Baselines: Faeroes
-03/10/70   No. 12 Continental Shelf Boundary: Bahrain - Saudia Arabia
-03/06/70   No. 11 Continental Shelf Boundary: Trinidad and Tobago - Venezuela
-06/14/74   No. 10 North Sea Continental Shelf Boundaries
-02/20/70   No. 9 Continental Shelf Boundary: Italy - Yugoslavia
-02/18/70   No. 8 Straight Baselines: Mauritania
-02/16/70   No. 7 Straight Baselines: Albania
-02/06/70   No. 6 Straight Baselines: Yugoslavia
-01/25/70   No. 5 Straight Baselines: Dominican Republic
-01/24/70   No. 4 Straight Baselines: Mexico
-01/23/70   No. 3 Straight Baselines: Ireland
-01/22/70   No. 2 Continental Shelf Boundary: Norway - Sweden
-01/21/70   No. 1 Continental Shelf Boundary: Indonesia - Malaysia

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