Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


Venezuela has maritime boundaries with the following neighbors: two adjacent coastal states, Colombia and Guyana, and six opposite coastal states Trinidad-Tobago, Grenada, San Vincent and the Grenadinas, Sain Lucia, Dominica and Dominican Republic, one United States commonwealth associates states (Puerto Rico) and with dependent islands of the United States (Virign Islands), United Kingdom (Nevis, St. Christopher and Montserrat), France (Guadeloupe and Martinique) and Netherland (Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius).

The paper discuss at length three recent Venezuelan agreements: a fishing agreement with Trinidad and Tobago (1977), plus two Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) delineation treaties concluded almost simultaneously in 1978; one with the United States (Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands) and the other with the Netherlands and Dutch Antilles falling with two separates sectors of the Caribbean.