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What Is the Arctic?

The Arctic is the area around the North Pole. But there is no simple definition of exactly what area the Arctic encompasses ­– rather, there are several such definitions.
Drawing the last lines

Drawing the last lines

Reduced ice cover has given added urgency to determining the final unclarified boundaries in the Arctic Ocean. The rules for doing this are set by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Management of Living Marine Resources in the High North

Management of Living Marine Resources in the High North

The sub-Arctic waters of the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea – are home to some of the world's richest fish resources. 
The Loophole and the Banana Hole

The Loophole and the Banana Hole

Arises because of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and fisheries protection zone / fishery zone can not go further out to sea than 200 nautical mile.
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