maritime boundaries between Spain and morocco

The pending maritime delimitations between Spain and Morocco are highly complex and noteworthy due to the existence of diverse factors, namely the particularity that the delimitations shall be conducted in two different seas: the Alboran Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Moreover, various sovereignty issues must be addressed, such as the Spanish enclaves in North Africa, which are claimed by Morocco generating maritime entitlements, and the Western Sahara dispute and Morocco’s intention to include the Western Sahara maritime areas under its jurisdiction. In terms of the latter issue, this article studies the fisheries agreements concluded between the European Union and Morocco and the recent decisions given by the Court of Justice of the European Union, declaring those agreements prohibited under international law in respect of Western Sahara waters. Other significant matters analyzed are the views of both countries, the existence of several overlapping maritime claims with third States and the negotiations that have been carried out thus far to reach an agreement delimiting the maritime boundaries. On this subject, it is crucial to determine whether a tacit agreement exists – on the basis of the hydrocarbon activities licensed by Spain and Morocco – establishing the maritime boundary between the Canary Islands and Morocco’s Atlantic coast.

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maritime boundaries between Spain and Portugal

In 1976, Spain and Portugal concluded two treaties delimiting the territorial sea, contiguous zone, and continental shelf between the two States in the Atlantic Ocean. However, these treaties have not entered into force. The two countries have additional unresolved maritime boundaries, including with respect to the Canary Islands (Spain) and the Madeira Islands (Portugal). Spain’s Royal Decree of 1977 establishes a straight baseline system for its mainland coast that consists of 84 points and 75 segments. it seems that “Portugal is now opposed to ratification and favors the equidistant line for both boundaries”

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maritime boundaries between France and Spain

Till now, France and Spain maritime border in west of Mediterranean sea, at the lion gulf isn’t settled. in here we can see just Communication from the Government of Spain dated 23 October 2012 (transmitted by a note verbale dated 27 March 2013).

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maritime boundaries between Italy and Spain

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Spain maritime claims, such as limits of the Fisheries Protection Zone in the Mediterranean Sea

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The M/V “Louisa” Case (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines v. Kingdom of Spain)

On 24 November 2010, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines instituted proceedings before the Tribunal against Spain in a dispute concerning the arrest of the M/V Louisa. The Application instituting proceedings included a request for the prescription of provisional measures under article 290, paragraph 1, of the Convention. The case was entered in the Tribunal’s list of cases as Case No. 18.

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