[Tagging] Coastline for rivers, estuaries and mangroves?

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Mon Sep 10 08:41:06 UTC 2018

On 2018-09-10 10:30, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:

>> On 10. Sep 2018, at 02:09, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The legal definition of the baseline is the low tide line and also cuts across bays, inlets and estuaries.
> I thought the baseline was generally defined politically/legally. In Italy for example there is a law which contains a long list of points (many with coordinates).

Both are correct. 

The baseline is defined by the state, in accordance with the UNCLOS
rules, and published to the world by deposition with the UN. The basis
for the baseline is: "the normal baseline for measuring the breadth of
the territorial sea is the low-water line along the coast as marked on
large-scale charts officially recognized by the coastal State." 

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