Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the
Submissions to the Commission:
Joint submission by the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of
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on 31 May 2011
On 1 December 2008, the Republic of
Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles submitted to the Commission on the Limits of
the Continental Shelf, in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, information on the limits of the continental shelf appurtenant to
the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles, which lie beyond 200
nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea
of the two States
is measured in the region of the Mascarene Plateau.
It is noted that the Convention
entered into force for the Republic of Mauritius on 4 December 1994 and for the
Republic of Seychelles on 16 November 1994.
The notes accompanying the
submission state that "in accordance with paragraph 3 of Annex 1 to the Rules of
Procedure, this Joint Submission represents a partial submission in respect of a
portion only of the extended Continental Shelf claimed by each of the two
submitting States. Submissions for such other portions of extended Continental
Shelf shall be made by each of the two submitting States individually at an
In accordance with the Rules of
Procedure of the Commission, a communication is being circulated to all Member
States of the United Nations, as well as States Parties to the Convention, in
order to make public the executive summary of the joint submission, including
all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.
The consideration of the submission
made by the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles will be
included in the provisional agenda of the twenty-third session of the
Commission to be held in New York from 2 March to 9 April 2009.
Upon completion of the consideration
of the submission, the Commission will make recommendations pursuant to Article
76 of the Convention.
On 30 March 2011, the Commission adopted by consensus the “Recommendations of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in regard to the joint submission made by Mauritius and Seychelles concerning the Mascarene Plateau region on 1 December 2008”. Pursuant to article 6, paragraph 3, of annex II to the Convention, the recommendations, including a summary thereof, were submitted in writing to the coastal States and to the Secretary-General.
Summary of the Recommendations (2011)
Pursuant to section V. paragraph 11 (3) of Annex III to the
Rules of Procedures of the Commission, the summary of the Recommendations is hereby made public.
Summary of the Recommendations
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Continental Shelf Notification
Annexes and Maps
Annex 1 |
Annex 2 |
Map 1 |
Executive summary (revised)
- 12 March 2010
Map 1 |
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