[Tagging] Coastline for rivers, estuaries and mangroves?
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Mon Sep 10 10:05:44 UTC 2018
On 10/09/18 19:25, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2018-09-10 10:41 GMT+02:00 Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl
> <mailto:colin.smale at xs4all.nl>>:
> 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."
> is there also a definition for an "unnormal" or exceptional baseline?
> E.g. here: http://www.nonnodondolo.it/userfiles/image/37(1).gif
> you can see that e.g. the whole gulf of taranto is included by the
> baseline https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Taranto
> From what I have seen, although there is the UN definition about the
> low water line, actual baselines tend to be much more "generous". The
> baselie is what the country self declares and other countries
> Also the 12nmi extension (territorial waters) is not always the same,
> some countries pretend(ed) 200 nautical miles.
Fiji (an island nation) baseline encloses;
Land = 18,272 sq. kilometers
Internal waters = 25,558 sq. kilometers
Archipelagic waters = 130,470 sq. kilometers
I'd think that most people would agree that their baseline is a long way
from what they would consider a coast line.
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