Cook Islands

Rarotonga, CK

National Legislation

The Cook Islands Maritime Zones Act 2018 is the primary legislation defining the Cook Islands’ maritime zones. The Act defines the baseline of the territorial sea, internal waters, contiguous zone, exclusive economic zone and continental shelf. The limits of the maritime zones defined in the Act are declared in four separate regulations.

Territorial Sea Baselines

The Maritime Zones (Baselines of Territorial Sea) Regulations 2020 defines the
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Maritime Boundaries of
Cook Islands

Legend

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Exclusive Economic Zone

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Treaty Line

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Extended Continental Shelf

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High Seas Limit

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step
Completed
1. Low water line mapped
step
Completed
2. Baseline developed
step
Completed
3. Archipelagic status assessed
step
Completed
4. Maritime Limits Calculated
step
Completed
5. Shared boundaries identified
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Complete steps required by treaty to bring it into force internationally, can include exchange of diplomatic notes

6. Shared Boundary? Refer to Treaty Pathway
step
Completed
7. Harmonize legislation
step
Completed
8. Declare baselines and limits
step
Completed
9. Baselines and limits Deposited
step
Completed
10. Publication

2.1 Treaty in force

2.2 Treaty signed but not yet in force

N/A

2.3 Treaty not signed

N/A

Manihiki Plateau

1. Preliminary Submission Lodged
Completed
1. Preliminary Submission Lodged
2. Presented to CLCS
Completed
2. Presented to CLCS
3. Sub-commission completed or lodged
Completed
3. Sub-commission completed or lodged
4. Recommendation by sub-commission
Completed
4. Recommendation by sub-commission
5. Sub-commission elected
In progress
5. Sub-commission elected

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