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Argentina Gains New Tools in Fight Against Foreign Fishing Fleets

A revised delineation of Argentina’s continental shelf opens new paths for the country to indirectly regulate the international fleet.

After more than 20 years of analysis and effort, Argentina has legally extended its continental shelf from the international standard 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers) to…

  • Eduardo Campos Lima
  • Hakai

The expansion, which grants Argentina sovereign rights over the new area’s seabed and subsoil, was initially approved by the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the…

But while the decision has put one chapter of this long and controversial endeavor to bed, it…

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