Areas beyond national jurisdiction definition
Suggestion 1:[edit | edit source]
Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) are those areas for which no nation has sole responsibility for management. They comprise the high seas; the seabed beyond the limits of the continental shelf; polar areas; and outer space.
Suggestion 2:[edit | edit source]
Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) as defined in UNCLOS include:
1. the water column beyond the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), or beyond the Territorial Sea where no EEZ has been declared, called the High Seas (Article 86); and
2. the seabed which lies beyond the limits of the continental shelf, established in conformity with Article 76 of the Convention, designated as "the Area" (Article 1).