The Netherlands

The Netherlands 224 The Netherlands The Netherlands and the Establishment of the Exclusive Economic Zone History In 1984 the Dutch policy in respect of the North Sea was given its final shape when the Dutch government adopted the so-called Harmonization Policy. This policy was mainly aimed at the co-ordination of the activities of all Dutch ministries involved in North Sea matters. This government decision announced specific plans dealing inter alia with the water quality of the Dutch part of the North Sea and the maritime traffic in those waters. At that time the marine protection societies pointed out that the establishment of an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as out- lined in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOS Convention) of 1982 could contribute to the protection of the marine environment especially in respect of the enforcement of existing legislation on vessel-source pollution. When the Dutch government took its final decision in respect of its water quality plan2 for the Dutch part of the North Sea it announced that an interdepartmental working group would examine the possibility of establishing an EEZ off the Dutch coast. The report of the working group was adopted in December 1987? and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Estuarine and Coastal Law (in 1993 continued as The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law) Brill

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Publisher
Martinus Nijhoff
Copyright
© 1989 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0268-0106
eISSN
1875-2993
D.O.I.
10.1163/187529989X00237
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Abstract

224 The Netherlands The Netherlands and the Establishment of the Exclusive Economic Zone History In 1984 the Dutch policy in respect of the North Sea was given its final shape when the Dutch government adopted the so-called Harmonization Policy. This policy was mainly aimed at the co-ordination of the activities of all Dutch ministries involved in North Sea matters. This government decision announced specific plans dealing inter alia with the water quality of the Dutch part of the North Sea and the maritime traffic in those waters. At that time the marine protection societies pointed out that the establishment of an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as out- lined in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOS Convention) of 1982 could contribute to the protection of the marine environment especially in respect of the enforcement of existing legislation on vessel-source pollution. When the Dutch government took its final decision in respect of its water quality plan2 for the Dutch part of the North Sea it announced that an interdepartmental working group would examine the possibility of establishing an EEZ off the Dutch coast. The report of the working group was adopted in December 1987? and the

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International Journal of Estuarine and Coastal Law (in 1993 continued as The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law)Brill

Published: Jan 1, 1989

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