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  1. Somalia - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Proclamation by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia of 30 June 2014 on the Exclusive Economic Zone. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-30 | SOM-2014-R-104328

    This Proclamation declares the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Somalia to extend to a distance of two hundred nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial waters of the Somali Republic is measured. The Proclamation also defines the jurisdiction and sovereign rights of Somalia in respect of the EEZ. Exploitation of living and non-living resources, including fish, in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Somalia shall require the prior written approval of the relevant Ministry of the Federal Government of Somalia and is subject to the applicable laws of subject to the applicable laws of Somalia. In any case where the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Somalia is adjacent or opposite to the Exclusive Economic Zone of another coastal State, the Federal Government of the Somali Republic is prepared to enter into negotiations with the coastal State concerned with a view to delimiting their respective Exclusive Economic Zones.

  2. Somalia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Somali Maritime Law (Law No. 5/1989). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1989-01-26 | SOM-1989-L-108745

    Promulgated by Presidential Decree (26/1/1989). The pre 1991 SDR Government promulgated a new Maritime Law as a copy of the Presidential Decree (in the Official Bulletin), Law No. 5 of 26 January 1989. The Law was lost following the collapse of the SDR in 1990. The 1989 Law repeals the 1959 Somalia Maritime Code. Following the discovery of a copy of the 1989 Law in 2013, there is some uncertainty as to which of the Laws applies in Somalia.

  3. Somalia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Law No. 37 of 1972 on the Somali Territorial Sea and Ports. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1972-09-10 | SOM-1972-L-88096

    The Act defines the territorial sea at 200 nautical miles (art. 1) and provides for the measurement of the Territorial Sea (art. 2-3). Article 4 defines Internal Waters and Maritime Ports. "Fishing in the Territorial Sea and regular transportation of persons and goods between Somali Ports are reserved for vessels flying the Somali flag, and other authorized vessels" (art. 5,1).

  4. Somalia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Maritime Code. - Laws on line Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 1967-01-03 | SOM-1967-L-88088

    Regulates issues related to seamen and maritime law. The text of the Code is divided into 6 Books, i.e.: Administrative Organization of Navigation (I); Ownership and Fitting of Vessels (II); Obligations Relating to the Operation of Vessels (III); Procedural Provisions (IV); Maritime Crimes (V); Without title (VI). Book I contains a chapter (VIII) on sea fishing.
    Fishing activities fall into two classes: major and minor fishing activities. Major fishing activities are understood as those activities carried out by means of fixed gear or large nets used for the catching of large-sized fish. All other fishing activities are considered minor. (252 articles)


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