maritime boundaries between Portugal and morocco

morocco and Portugal doesn’t achieve to any agreement about maritime borders or boundaries yet. all their delimitation based on national legislation which is in connection to median line-equidistance system. their most subjects in maritime boundaries related to exclusive economic zone and continental shelf area. According to several Spanish media outlets, Morocco does not have the right to delimit its maritime borders without authorization from both Spanish and Portuguese authorities. 

The new Moroccan laws are based on the UN Law of the Sea Convention that Morocco signed on December 10, 1982, and ratified on May 31, 2007. The convention sets out states’ maritime rights and duties, mainly in the fields of navigation and exploitation of economic resources, explained Bourita. The document sets the limits of maritime borders (12 nautical miles), straits, and exclusive economic zones (200 nautical miles).

Morocco Maritime claims consist of: Territorial sea: 12 nmi (22.2 km; 13.8 mi), Contiguous zone: 24 nmi (44.4 km; 27.6 mi), Exclusive economic zone: 575,230 km2 (222,100 sq mi) with 200 nmi (370.4 km), Continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation

Portugal has the 5th largest exclusive economic zone (EEZ) within Europe, 3rd largest of the EU and the 20th largest EEZ in the world, at 1,727,408 km2. Portugal submitted a claim to extend its jurisdiction over additional 2.15 million square kilometers of the neighboring continental shelf in May 2009., resulting in a marine territory of more than 3,877,408 km2.

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