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high seas

The open waters of an ocean or sea that are outside the jurisdiction of any nation. After our navigation system failed, we found ourselves stranded out on the high seas.
See also: high, sea

high seas

Open waters of an ocean or sea, beyond the territorial jurisdiction of a country. For example, Commercial fishermen are being forced to go out on the high seas in order to make a living . [c. 1100]
See also: high, sea
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Calling on Member States to help Libya, when requested, to strengthen the means available to it to secure its borders and prevent migrant smuggling and human trafficking, the Council also urged States, in the spirit of international solidarity and shared responsibility, to cooperate with the Libyan Government, and each other, including by sharing information about acts of smuggling and human trafficking in Libya's territorial sea and on the high seas off the country's coast.
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Despite pressure from some nations, such as China and the US, against high seas protected areas, the Congress called for urgent action to establish a representative system of high seas MPAs with a target of at least 5 HS MPAs by 2008.
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The high seas account for 70 percent of the world's oceans.
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By adding the high seas as a heady backdrop to the commotion, Monteilh has managed to put a slightly different spin on a story that is otherwise painfully familiar--desperate women aimlessly looking for love.
Nonetheless, the sailor is doing well and enjoying his time on the high seas.
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