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UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 69964, tabled on 30 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish a timetable outlining the measures required for the UK to establish itself as an independent coastal state under the UN Convention on the Law of the Seas.

Answered on

18 April 2017

In accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, following EU exit, the UK will be responsible for managing living resources, including fisheries, within its territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone.

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