Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the
Submissions to the Commission:
Submission by Mexico
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on 30 December 2011
On 19 December 2011, Mexico 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 beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from
which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured in respect of the eastern polygon in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Convention entered into force for Mexico on 16 November 1994.
In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Commission, a communication is being
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, including all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.
The consideration of the submission made by Mexico in respect of the eastern polygon in the Gulf of Mexico will be included in the provisional
agenda of the twenty-ninth session of the Commission scheduled to be held in New York from 19 March to 27 April 2012.
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
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| Note verbale dated 23 December 2011
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