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Updated 06 September 2013

SUBMISSION IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE DEPOSIT OBLIGATIONS PURSUANT TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA (UNCLOS)

  M.Z.N. 19. 1998. LOS of 23 June 1998: Deposit of the list of geographical coordinates of points for the drawing of the limits of the Fisheries Protection Zone in the Mediterranean Sea established by:

- Royal Decree 1315/1997 of 1 August

 

Originals of deposited geographical coordinates of points, using the geodetic system Potsdam

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 75(2)

LOSIC No. 8 and No. 9

Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 37 (list of coordinates) and No. 36 (decree)

  M.Z.N. 34. 2000. LOS of 14 April 2000: Deposit of the list of geographical coordinates of points for the drawing of the limits of the Fisheries Protection Zone in the Mediterranean Sea.

This list of geographical coordinates of points replaces the list previously submitted by Spain on 23 June 1998 (MZN. 19. 1998. LOS dated 23 June 1998)

 

Originals of deposited geographical coordinates of points

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 75(2)

LOSIC No. 12

Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 43

Communications received by the Secretary-General in connection with the deposit of charts and/or lists of geographical coordinates of points

  France: Communication from the Government of France dated 22 September 1998, containing “Statement of the position of the French Government with respect to the Spanish communication concerning the deposit of a list of geographical coordinates” (M.Z.N. 19. 1998. LOS of 23 June 1998) (LOSIC No. 8; Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 38)

CONTINENTAL SHELF BEYOND 200 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE BASELINES FROM WHICH THE BREADTH OF THE TERRITORIAL SEA IS MEASURED

Joint submission by France, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 19 May 2006 - in the area of the Celtic Sea and the Bay of Biscay
Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 11 May 2009 - in respect of the area of Galicia
Preliminary information indicative of the outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in accordance with SPLOS/183

OTHER INFORMATION

Legislation

 Act No. 10/1977 of 4 January 1977
 Royal Decree No. 2510/1977 of 5 August 1977
 Act No. 15/1978 on the Economic Zone of 20 February 1978
 Act No. 27/1992 of 24 November 1992 concerning national ports and merchant shipping (excerpts)
 Royal Decree 1315/1997, of 1 August 1997, establishing a Fisheries Protection Zone in the Mediterranean Sea
 List of geographical coordinates of points constituting the delimitation made by Spain of the Fisheries Protection Zone in the Mediterranean Sea, established by Royal Decree 1313/1997 of 1 August 1997

Piracy

Organic Act No. 1 of 2009, supplementary to the Act that reforms the Criminal Procedure Legislation

Maritime boundary delimitation agreements
 and other material

with France

 Convention between France and Spain on the delimitation of the territorial sea and the contiguous zone in the Bay of Biscay (Golfe de Gascogne/Golfo de Vizcaya) (with map), 29 January 1974 (entry into force: 5 April 1975; registration #: 14592; registration date: 19 February 1976; link to UNTS)
 Convention between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Spanish State on the delimitation of the continental shelves of the two States in the Bay of Biscay (Golfe de Gascogne/Golfo de Vizcaya) (with annex, exchange of letters and map), 29 January 1974 (entry into force: 5 April 1975; registration #: 14591; registration date: 19 February 1976; link to UNTS)
 Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between France and Spain amending Annex V of the Convention of 28 December 1858 supplementary to the Treaty on delimitation of 2 December 1856 delimiting the frontier from the mouth of the Bidassoa to the point where the department of Basses-Pyrénées adjoins Aragon and Navarre,  Paris, 22 September 1987 and Madrid, 10 June 1988 (entry into force: 10 June 1988; registration #: 24356; registration date: 1 May 1989; link to UNTS)
 Exchange of letters constituting an agreement amending Annex V of the Convention of 28 December 1858 supplementary to the Treaty on delimitation of 2 December 1856 delimiting the frontier from the mouth of the Bidassoa to the point where the department of Basses-Pyrénées adjoins Aragon and Navarre, Madrid, 31 January and 7 February 1985 (entry into force: 7 February 1985; registration #: 24356; registration date: 1 May 1989; link to UNTS)

with Portugal

 Agreement between Portugal and Spain on the Delimitation of the Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone, 12 February 1976
 Agreement between Portugal and Spain on the Continental Shelf, 12 February 1976

with Italy

 Convention between Spain and Italy on the delimitation of the continental shelf between the two States (with chart) 19 February 1974; (entry into force: 16 November 1978; registration #: 17429; registration date: 29 December 1978; link to UNTS)

Other relevant material

 Communication from the Government of Spain dated 23 October 2012 (transmitted by a note verbale dated 27 March 2013) Spanish | English | French
 Communication from Spain dated 5 July 2013 Spanish | English
 Communication from Portugal dated 6 September 2013 English

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