High sea

High sea means all parts of the sea that are not included in the exclusive economic zones, territorial seas or in the internal waters of a State, or in the archipelagic waters of an archipelagic States (UNCLOS Article 86). This article does not entail any abridgement of the freedoms enjoyed by all States in the exclusive economic zone. It should be noticed that water column and water surface over the continental shelf outside exclusive economic zone is still high seas. High seas are opened for all states including coastal state or landlocked state.  The freedoms of navigation, overflight, and fishing are applicable under the conditions of UNCLOS and relevant international regulations. The main responsibilities of all states are to collaboratively establish measures for marine conservation and management.

High sea means all parts of the sea that are not included in the exclusive economic zones, territorial seas or in the internal waters of a State, or in the archipelagic waters of an archipelagic States (UNCLOS Article 86). This article does not entail any abridgement of the freedoms enjoyed by all States in the exclusive economic zone. It should be noticed that water column and water surface over the continental shelf outside exclusive economic zone is still high seas. High seas are opened for all states including coastal state or landlocked state.  The freedoms of navigation, overflight, and fishing are applicable under the conditions of UNCLOS and relevant international regulations. The main responsibilities of all states are to collaboratively establish measures for marine conservation and management.