Maritime Boundaries

The end of the Mediterranean exception

Authored by: Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero , Juan Carlos Rodríguez Mateos

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415531757
eBook ISBN: 9780203115398
Adobe ISBN: 9781136294822


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At the same time that it was a basin pioneering the adoption of regional marine management instruments (Mediterranean Action Plan, 1975; Barcelona Convention, 1976), the Mediterranean Sea was characterised by coastal States showing restraint in declaring jurisdictional rights beyond the territorial sea for a (relatively) long period of time when the creation of extended jurisdictions proliferated in the world’s oceans (see Chapter 2, Changing geopolitical scenarios).

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