The exclusive economic zone of the State is the area beyond and adjacent to the territorial seas subject to the specific legal regime established in Part V of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, done at Montego Bay on 10 December 1982, the text of which, in the English language, is, for convenience of reference, set out in Schedule 2.

The outer limit of the exclusive economic zone is the line every point of which lies at a distance of 200 nautical miles from the nearest point of the baseline.

In the exclusive economic zone the State has (a) sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living, of the waters superjacent to the seabed and of the seabed and its subsoil, and with regard to other activities for the economic exploitation and exploration of the zone, such as the production of energy from the water, currents and winds, (b) jurisdiction as provided for in the relevant provisions of the Convention with regard to

(i) the establishment and use of artificial islands, installations and structures,

(ii) marine scientific research, and (iii) the protection and preservation of the marine environment, and

(c) other rights and duties provided for in international law.

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Theme Government
Date dataset released 2006-01-02
Date dataset updated 2016-09-23
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes ['Creative Commons licence conditions apply', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license']
Update frequency Never
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-15.0, 49.0],[-15.0, 57.0], [-4.5, 57.0], [-4.5, 49.0], [-15.0, 49.0]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-10", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-4800"}
Provenance information Petroleum Affairs Division maritime boundaries zip file used and edited for Irelands Marine Atlas.
Period of time covered (begin) 1999-01-01