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 the Commonwealth of The Bahamas


Updated on 12 November 2014

On 6 February 2014, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas submitted to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the Convention, information on the limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.

It is noted that the Convention entered into force for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on 16 November 1994.

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Commission (CLCS/40/Rev.1), 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 submission, including all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.

The consideration of the partial submission made by the Commonwealth of The Bahamas will be included in the provisional agenda of the thirty-fifth session of the Commission to be held from 21 July to 5 September 2014.

Upon completion of the consideration of the submission, the Commission will make recommendations pursuant to Article 76 of the Convention.


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Continental Shelf Notification English / French
Executive summary English

Communications received with regard to the submission made by the Bahamas to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

United States of America

Communication dated 12 November 2014: English

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