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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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and other vessels from transhipping on the high seas except where CCM
The United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and other powerful countries have been sailing both on the high seas and EEZs in the South China Sea to assert freedom of navigation in the highly-contested waterway.
According to the first author, all of the 14 species--even those that tend to stay close to the coast, such as the California sea lion--spent some period of time during their migration in the high seas, where they face mounting threats, including plastic pollution and overfishing, illegal fishing and incidental catch of non-target species (bycatch).
In 1982, the UN adopted the Convention on the Law of the Sea, but left the high seas free from restrictions.
Avail of other special promos including the 'Cruise One, Take One' two-for-one summer promo, a 2-night Manila high seas cruise, from February 14 to 18, 2018 at the 2018 Star Cruises Cruise Fair at the Greenbelt 5 Gallery, Ayala Center, Makati City.
Successful operation by Pakistan Navy Ship resulting in seizure of huge quantity of narcotics is a testimony to the fact that Government of Pakistan and Pak Navy remain committed in ensuring freedom of High Seas and preventing its use for any unlawful purposes.
"Our participation at the world's biggest SAR drill and our continuous presence on the high seas of the world demonstrate the might and strength of our dear country," asserted Commodore Reza Ghorbani, in charge of the flotilla.
The regional weather agency cleared its high seas watch for the coastal waters off Jeju Island and the western part of the southern sea as of 1 p.m.
"It is important for all of us to work together to get that capacity built, to share that knowledge, to share best practices so we can get to a point where we can work together to make sure we can counter any threat on the high seas.
BRUSSELS, Oct 27 (KUNA) -- The EU Naval Operation Sophia started this week the training of the Libyan Navy Coast Guard and Libyan Navy and the implementation of the UN arms embargo on the high seas off the coast of Libya.
UNESCO wants to add deep-sea ecosystems, including sunken coral islands, floating rainforests, and giant undersea volcanoes to its list of World Heritage sites, given their "outstanding universal value." Such sites can't currently be included in the list because they are found in the high seas, outside of any national jurisdiction.
A MASSIVE 230 mile rowing challenge from Porthmadog to Cardiff had to tackle 10 foot high seas to get into the Welsh capital on time.
MATT REILLY, Gateshead Our Tall Ships OUR tall ships once ruled the high seas Bring other nations to their knees Yes our fleet conquered the waves Sending many a seaman to a watery grave We British and our fleet were more than hated As our search for treasure trove was sated With many great victories on the high seas Our fleet really were the bees knees With many new colonies all over the place We British were then the all-conquering race Alas time and tide took its toll Now most of our seamen are on the dole G McLANDERS, Byker, Newcastle
Fish and other aquatic life in the high seas are more valuable as absorbers of carbon-dioxide than as food, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia.