By SubTel Forum

The 400-year-old freedom of the high seas would be lost under United Nations plans to limit environmental damage, says a Times Online article.  The “freedom of the seas” has given mariners legal rights to roam the high seas — a boundary that usually occurs 200 nautical miles from shore — at will. Specialists gathered at a London conference are saying that fishermen have been pushing the concept too far.

With fishing vessels being a major source of damage to submarine cables, what effect might this ruling have on the submarine cable industry?

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