Republic Marshall Islands Contiguous Zone (24 Nautical Miles)

Date created: 01 May 2019
This date indicates the date the dataset metadata was created on Pacific Data Hub.

The Marshall Islands Contiguous Zone was measured from the low water line of the seaward side of the normal baseline (coast), low-water line of the seaward side of the reef fringing the coast and bounding any lagoon waters adjacent to any part of that coast. MarZone delimitation software was used to generate the Contiguous zone using the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS 84) reference datum as stipulated under the Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Zones Declaration Act 2016.

A state can exert limited control for the purpose of preventing or punishing "infringement of its customs, fiscal, immigration or sanitary laws and regulations within its territory or territorial sea". This will typically be 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) wide, but could be more (if a state has chosen to claim a territorial sea of less than 12 nautical miles), or less, if it would otherwise overlap another state's contiguous zone.

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Issued 2016-03-18
  • English
Conforms To
  • UN DOALOS Submission Standards
Provenance Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Zones Declaration Act 2016
DCAT Type dataset
Spatial Coverage
Publisher Geoscience and Energy and Maritime Division
Publisher Name The Pacific Community (SPC)
Publisher Email [email protected]
Publisher Homepage
Publisher Type Intergovernmental Organisation
Contact Point SPC Maritime Boundaries
Contact Name Malakai Vakautwale/Filimoni Yaya
Contact Email [email protected]/[email protected]
  • Fisheries
  • Fisheries
  • Geoscience
Member countries Marshall Islands