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Keeping tabs on new sea law a good move

International Chamber of Shipping wants to ensure that the interests of shipping are not unwittingly affected by new UN initiative on the conservation of marine life

IT IS now nearly 22 years since the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) came into effect. It was a major step forward in that it clarified the extent of a sovereign state's control of waters surrounding it, and was the culmination of discussions started in 1973.


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