Tonga

Tonga
In August 2021, Leaders declared their “intention  to maintain maritime zones without reduction once they are established in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.”  Boundaries must be completed to protect the sovereign rights of Pacific Island states and ensure a peaceful, secure and sustainable security, peace,  and economic stability for future for the region generations in the face of climate change and sea-level rise.
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Maritime Boundaries of
Tonga

Legend

Legend

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

Eastern Kermadec Ridge

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
Completed
5. Sub-commission elected

Lau-Colville Ridge

1. Preliminary Submission Lodged
Completed
1. Preliminary Submission Lodged
2. Presented to CLCS
Not started
2. Presented to CLCS
3. Sub-commission completed or lodged
Not started
3. Sub-commission completed or lodged
4. Recommendation by sub-commission
Not started
4. Recommendation by sub-commission

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