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HFW Briefing: Extension of the French continental shelf

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HFW NOV 2015 Briefing

Extension of the French continental shelf

On 25 September, France adopted four decrees redefining the external limits of the French continental shelf, with a gain of 579, 000 km2 in surface area off the coast of Martinique and Guadeloupe, New Caledonia, French Guiana and the Kerguelen Islands. France, which already controls the second largest Exclusive Economic Zone worldwide, with 11.03 million km2, just behind the USA with 11.35 million km2, and before Australia with 8.15 million km2, intends to increase its submarine domain by 1 million km2.

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