Federated States of Micronesia Contiguous Sea (24 Nautical Miles)

Date created: 20 July 2021 Version 3

Chapter 1 of Title 18 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended by Public Law No. 19-172 on April 28, 2017 established a Contiguous Zone, comprising those areas of the sea that are beyond and adjacent to the Territorial Sea. The inner boundary of the contiguous zone is the seaward boundary of the Territorial Sea. The outer boundary of the Contiguous Zone is a line, every point of which is not more than 24 M seaward of the nearest point of the baseline as defined in section 101 of this title.

Within the Contiguous Zone, the National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia may exercise the control necessary to:

(a) prevent infringement of its customs, fiscal, immigration or sanitary laws and regulations within the territory of the Federated States of Micronesia or the Territorial Sea; and (b) punish infringement of its customs, fiscal, immigration or sanitary laws and regulations committed within the territory of the Federated States of Micronesia or the territorial sea.

https://www.un.org/Depts/los/LEGISLATIONANDTREATIES/PDFFILES/FSMREGULATION2019.pdf https://www.un.org/Depts/los/LEGISLATIONANDTREATIES/PDFFILES/Title18FSMCode.pdf

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Data and Resources

Issued 2021-07-20
Modified 2022-05-10
Version 3
Language English
DCAT Type Dataset
Source
Publisher Name
  • The Pacific Community (SPC)
Contact Point SPC Maritime Boundaries
Contact Name
  • Malakai Vakautawale
Contact Email [email protected]

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