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Act on Sweden's Exclusive Economic Zone (1992:1140).

Country/Territory
Sweden
Document type
Legislation
Date
1992
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries, Sea
Keyword
Marine fisheries Research Offences/penalties Maritime zone EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone Sovereignty
Geographical area
Arctic, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act delimits the Exclusive Economic Zone of Sweden and deals summarily with the protection of the marine environment, the utilisation of marine resources, scientific research, supervision, applicable law, and prescribes penalties. The economic zone of Sweden is an area outside of the territorial boundary prescribed by the Government. The zone is limited by the demarcation lines which have been agreed upon with other States, or in absence of an agreement, the mid-line in relation to the other State. The mid-line is a line each point of which is situated at an equal distance from the nearest points on the baselines from which the breadth of Sweden's and the other State's territorial sea are measured (sect. 1). With regard to fishing in the economic zone, the Fisheries Act 1993:787 shall apply (sect. 5). Section 9 concerns marine research in the EEZ. Remaining provisions concern control and offences. (18 sections)

Full text
English/Swedish
Website
62.95.69.15

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Ordinance on Sweden's Exclusive Economic Zone.

Legislation | Sweden | 1992

Keyword: Maritime zone, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Sovereignty

Source: FAO, FAOLEX