Title

Treaty between the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau concerning maritime boundaries and cooperation on related matter (Report no.5-31)

RIS ID

76139

Publication Details

C. H. Schofield, 'Treaty between the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau concerning maritime boundaries and cooperation on related matter (Report no.5-31)' in D. A. Colson & R. W. Smith(ed), International Maritime Boundaries (Vol-VI) (2011) 4348-4362.

Additional Publication Information

The agreed-upon (but yet to be ratified) maritime boundary between the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Palau extends over 400 n.m. and is comprised of segments connecting 50 points. The Agreement expressly declares that the line is equidistant from the baselines of the territorial sea of each State. The maritime boundary covers both the continental shelf and water column within 200 n.m., albeit the wording on this is unusual. The 2006 Agreement also deals with cooperation as regards marine living resources, protection of the marine environment and marine scientific research, none of which are specifically related to the maritime boundary. The FSM – Palau Agreement was concluded and announced at the same time as the FSM – Marshall Islands Agreement (Report Number 5-28 in the present volume).

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