UNITED NATIONSUNITED NATIONSCONVENTION ONCONVENTION ONLAWS OF THE SEALAWS OF THE SEA(UNCLOS)(UNCLOS)
After World War II, many countries extendedtheir territorial waters to 12 miles.1945 America extended its jurisdiction to allNatural resources on the Continental shelf.1946 Argentina followed suit.1947 Chile and Peru joined in.1950 Equador to protect its fish stock extendedits territorial waters to 200 miles.
What features led to theformation of UNCLOS?
•1. National claims over offshoreresources.•2. Coastal Fish stock threatened.•3. Threat of Pollution from ships.•4. Maritime powers striving tomaintainworld presence