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: Partial Submission by Canada
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On 23 May
2019, Canada 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 its continental shelf beyond 200 nautical
miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the
territorial sea is measured in the Arctic Ocean.
noted that the Convention entered into force for
Canada on 7 December 2003.
the submitting State, this is a partial submission.
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.
consideration of the partial submission made by
Canada will be included in the provisional agenda
of the fifty-second session of the Commission to
be held in New York between January and March 2020
(the exact dates will be determined by the General
Assembly in December 2019 through its annual
resolution on oceans and the law of the sea).
completion of the consideration of the submission,
the Commission shall make recommendations pursuant
to Article 76 of the Convention.
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including description of the areas, are as
contained in the communications from submitting
States or in the executive summaries. Their
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