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Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone Act (Act No. 3037 of 1977).
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FAOLEX Id: LEX-FAOC001779
Countries: Korea, Republic of
Regions: ASIA;North Pacific;North-West Pacific;East Asian Seas;Eastern Asia
Date of original Text: 31/12/1977
Date of Consolidation: 04/04/2011
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC001780 Enforcement Decree of the Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone Act. 31/07/1996
Related Web Site: www.klri.re.kr
Type of Text: Legislation
Abstract: This Act defines territorial sea and internal waters and makes provision for innocent passage of foreign ships. Fishing by foreign ships in the territorial sea is in all cases considered "to be prejudicial to the peace, public order or the security of the Republic of Korea". The boundary with States with opposite or adjacent coasts shall be formed by the median line, unless agreed otherwise between the parties involved.The Act further defines powers of the competent authority in contiguous zones, established under the Act with a breadth of twenty-four nautical miles, and prescribes penalties.
Comment: Consolidated version of Act No. 3037 of 1977 as amended last by Act No. 10524 of 2011.
Main subjects: Fisheries
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