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Limits and Boundaries - Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) and Gas Importation and Storage Zone (GISZ) Limits - EEZ Order 2013

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The Gas Importation and Storage Zone and the Renewable Energy Zone generally follow the EEZ boundary. Under treaties with Denmark relating to the Faroe Islands the area to the north of the line specified (i.e between the EEZ and the GISZ and REZ) can only be utilised for the purposes of renewable energy and gas storage with the prior consent of Denmark.

This is modified version from the UKHO Law of the Sea department data, available via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/inspire-portal-and-medin-bathymetry-data-archive-centre

Limits and Boundaries - Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Order 2013 - Scottish Zone

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An exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is the zone in which the coastal state exercises the rights under Part V of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. These rights relate principally to the water column and may extend to 200 nautical miles from baselines.

This is a modified version from the UKHO Law of the Sea department data, available via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/inspire-portal-and-medin-bathymetry-data-archive-centre

 

Limits and Boundaries - 12 Nautical Miles (12M) limit - Scottish territorial seas - Territorial Sea Act 1987 / Scotland Act 1998

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12 nautical miles (from baselines) is the limit of the Territorial Sea which is that part of the sea adjacent to the coast of a state that is considered to be part of the territory of that state and subject to its sovereignty.

This is modified version from the UKHO Law of the Sea department data, available via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/inspire-portal-and-medin-bathymetry-data-archive-centre

 

Limits and Boundaries - 6 Nautical Miles (6M) limit - Scottish inshore waters - Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984

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The inshore fishing boundary - 6 miles from baselines - is defined in the Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984. Inshore waters, part of Territorial Waters (12 mile limit), form part of Scotland as defined in the Scotland Act 1998. 

This is modified version from the UKHO Law of the Sea department data, available via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/inspire-portal-and-medin-bathymetry-data-archive-centre

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