UN-IMO

Ministerie de Fomento: Zona Marítima Especialmente Sensible de Canarias PDF: ZMES-DOSSIER

OMI: INFORME DEL COMITÉ DE PROTECCIÓN DEL MEDIO MARINO SOBRE SU 53o PERIODO DE SESIONES PDF: MEPC 53-24-Add.2 – En el presente documento se adjuntan los anexos 15 a 38 (Secretaría)

DESIGNATION OF THE CANARY ISLANDS AS A PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE SEA AREA. “The physiography of the sea-beds around the archipelago is testament to the continuous volcanic activity and their location on a prograding margin; the morphological units caused by landslides and intrusions are frequent, and the sea-beds in the proposed area are largely unstable” PDF: IMO134(53)

International Maritime Organization IMO: PSSA = Particularly Sensitive Sea Area Canary Islands. imo.org

UNITED NATIONS: OCEANS & LAW OF THE SEA un.org

IMO: OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS Pag: 34 UNCLOS establishes that in the territorial sea, the coastal State may adopt laws and regulations for the protection of facilities and installations in conformity with the Convention and “other rules of international law” (article 21(1)(b))”  “Paragraph 3.10 of the resolution recommends that Governments ensure, as far as practicable, that oil rigs, platforms and other similar structures are not established within routeing systems adopted by IMO or near their terminations” PDF: implications of unclos for imo

United Nations Environment Programme 2012: “Supplementary provisions on pollution caused by accidental spills of harmful substances in the marine and coastal environment including offshore hydrocarbons. “The first version of the Abidjan Convention does not include provisions on accidental pollution resulting from shipping or disposal of hazardous waste, chemicals and harmful substances, including the performance of oil exploration offshore PDF: Abidjan Convention COP10 Report of on the amendment of the texts of the Abidjan Convention ENG

IMO LIST OF SPECIAL AREAS UNDER MARPOL AND PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE SEA AREAS. March 2004 (resolution MEPC.135 53)  Areas to be avoided PDF: 778

2005: ANNEX 22: “Out of 168 habitats listed in the European Habitats Directive, 24 are in the Canary Isles. The Spanish waters around the islands contain 20 cetaceous species, from dolphins to large whales, over 500 species of fish and thousands of invertebrates. Extending over a surface area of 7,554 km2 and a coastline of 1,540 km, the islands contain more than 300 protected spaces, including four national parks, 7 rural parks, 11 integrated marine reserves, 15 special natural reserves, 2 marine reserves, 27 special bird protection areas, 3 islands declared biosphere reserves, 174 sites of Community interest, 11 natural parks, 19 sites of scientific interest, 51 natural monuments and 27 protected landscapes” PDF: 134(53)

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