Tanzania claims 350 miles in the Indian Ocean

Anna Tibaijuka

Tanzania has submitted an application to add 150 miles to the 200 miles of the area that is under its control in the ocean.

Under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea, a coastal state is entitled to make such a claim in order to exploit natural resources including fish, minerals and off-shore oil reserves.

Tanzania's submission was presented by Anna Tibaijuka, Tanzania's Minister of Land, Housing and Human Settlement.

Derrick Mbatha caught up with Professor Tibaijuka in New York to find out more about Tanzania's claim for an extension of its Exclusive Economic Zone, as the area in the ocean is called.

Duration: 4'29"

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