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Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)
Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines:
Submissions to the Commission
: Submission by New Zealand

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Updated on 20 August 2009

    On 19 April 2006, New Zealand made a submission through the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, pursuant to article 76, paragraph 8, of the Convention. It is noted that the Convention entered into force for New Zealand on 18 August 1996.

   The submission contains the information on the proposed outer limits of the continental shelf of New Zealand beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.

   According to the submitting State, this is a partial submission, "not including areas of continental shelf appurtenant to Antarctica."

   In accordance with the Rules of Procedures of the Commission, the present communication is circulated to all Member States of the United Nations, including States Parties to the Convention, in order to make public the executive summary of the submission, as well as all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.

   The consideration of the submission made by New Zealand shall be included in the provisional agenda of the eighteenth session of the Commission to be held in New York from 21 August to 15 September 2006. Upon completion of the consideration of the submission, the Commission shall make recommendations to New Zealand pursuant to article 76 of the Convention.

   For information on the progress of work in the Commission, please refer to the Statements of the Chairman.

    On 22 August 2008, the Commission adopted the “Recommendations of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in regard to the submission made by New Zealand on 19 April 2006”. 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 State and to the Secretary-General.

Summary of the Recommendations (2008)

    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
Tables as contained in Annex III to the Recommendations
Northern Region: coordinates for the outer edge of the continental margin points beyond 200 M (CM) and their corresponding FOS points
Eastern Region: coordinates for the outer edge of the continental margin points beyond 200 M (CM) and their corresponding FOS points
Southern Region: coordinates for the outer edge of the continental margin points beyond 200 M (CM) and their corresponding FOS points
Western Region: coordinates for the outer edge of the continental margin points beyond 200 M (CM) and their corresponding FOS points
Coordinates for the outer limit of the continental shelf fixed points beyond 200 M (ECS) and their corresponding FOS/BASE points

Submission (2006)

 

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Continental Shelf Notification English | Français
Executive summary Executive Summary of the submission by New Zealand

Français* | Español*| Arabic* | Chinese* | Russian*

* Note: These unofficial translations were prepared, when additional resources were available, for reference purposes only.

Communication from New Zealand Note from the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the Secretary-General of the United Nations accompanying the lodgment of New Zealand's submission
Communication from New Zealand dated 31 May 2006 Continental Shelf Submission of New Zealand - corrigendum to the Executive Summary
This corrigendum contains the corrected coordinates for the fixed points of the outer limits of the extended continental shelf for the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Region.

Français* | Español*| Arabic* | Chinese* | Russian*

* Note: These unofficial translations were prepared, when additional resources were available, for reference purposes only.

Communication from New Zealand dated 10 July 2006 Note from the Permanent Mission of New Zealand addressed to the Secretariat of the United Nations
Communication from New Zealand dated 31 July 2008 Note from the Permanent Mission of New Zealand addressed to the Secretariat of the United Nations
Reaction of States to the submission made by New Zealand  to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Fiji

Note dated 23 June 2006: English

Japan

Note dated 28 June 2006: English

France

Note dated 13 July 2006: French

The Netherlands

Note dated 19 December 2006: English

Tonga

Note dated 8 April 2008: English

Note:
The designations employed in the submissions, including description of the areas, are as contained in the communications from submitting States or in the executive summaries. Their listing on this web site and the presentation of material do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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