PIP Closed Areas

CLOSED AREA

Australia       All waters within the seaward boundary of the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ) west of a line connecting the point of intersection of the outer limit of the AFZ by the parallel of latitude 25°30' south with the point of intersection of the meridian of longitude 151° East by the outer limit of the AFZ and all waters south of the parallel of latitude 25° 30' South.

Cook Islands       24 nautical miles measured from the baseline around the islands of the Cook Islands and 48 nautical miles measured from the baseline around the island of Rarotonga.

Federated States of Micronesia       Three nautical mile territorial sea and nine nautical mile exclusive fishery zone and on all named banks and reefs as depicted on the following charts:

     DMAHTC NO 81019 (2nd. ed., Mar. 1945; revised 7/17/72. Corrected through NM 3/78 of June 21, 1978).

     DMAHTC NO 81023 (3rd. ed., Aug. 7, 1976).

     DMAHTC NO 81002 (4th. ed., Jan. 26, 1980; corrected through NM 4/80).

Fiji       Internal waters, archipelagic waters and territorial seas of Fiji and Rotuma and its Dependencies.

Kiribati       Within archipelagic waters as established in accordance with the Marine Zones (Declaration) Act 1911; within 12 nautical miles drawn from the baselines from which the territorial seas is measured; within 2 nautical miles of any anchored fish aggregating device for which notification of its location shall be given by geographical coordinates; Phoenix Islands Protected Area; and 45 nautical miles from the baselines of the islands of Kiribati.

Marshall Islands       12 nautical mile territorial sea and area within two nautical miles of any anchored fish aggregating device for which notification of its location shall be given by geographical coordinate; 50 nautical miles from the base lines of Kwajalein and Majuro.

Nauru       The territorial waters as defined by Nauru Interpretation Act, 1971, Section 2.

New Zealand       Territorial waters; waters within 6 nautical miles of outer boundary of territorial waters; all waters to west of New Zealand main islands and south of 39° South latitude; all waters to east of New Zealand main islands south of 40° South latitude; and in respect of Tokelau: areas within 25 nautical miles of all island and reef baselines.

Niue       Territorial sea and within 3 nautical miles of Beveridge Reef, Antiope Reef and Haran Reef as depicted by appropriate symbols on NZ 225F (chart showing the territorial sea and exclusive economic zone of Niue pursuant to the Niue Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone Act of 1978).

Palau       Within 12 nautical miles of all island baselines in the Palau Islands; the area -

a) commencing at the north-easternmost intersection of the outer limit of the 12 nautical mile territorial sea of Palau by the arc of a circle having a radius of 50 nautical miles and its centre at Latitude 07°16'34" North, Longitude 134°28'25" East, being at about the centre of the reef entrance to Malakal Pass;

b) running thence generally south-easterly, southerly, south-westerly, westerly, north-westerly, northerly and north-easterly along that arc to its intersection by the outer limit of the 12 nautical mile territorial sea; and

c) thence generally northerly, north-easterly, easterly, south-easterly and southerly along that outer limit to the point of commencement.

NOTE: Where for the purpose of this paragraph it is necessary to determine the position on the surface of the Earth of a point, line or area it shall be determined by reference to the World Geodetic System 1984, that is to say, by reference to a spheroid having its centre at the centre of the Earth and a major (equatorial) radius of 6,378,137 metres and a flattening of 1/298.2572.

Papua New Guinea       At all times, all territorial seas, archipelagic and internal waters.

Samoa       Territorial sea; reefs, banks, sea-mounts and within 2 nautical miles of any anchored fish aggregating device within the EEZ for which notification of its location shall be given by geographical coordinates.

Solomon Islands       At all times, all internal waters, territorial seas, and archipelagic waters; and such additional waters around the main group archipelago, as defined under the Delimitation of Marine Waters, not exceeding sixty (60) nautical miles, as may be designated from time to time by the Government of Solomon Islands and notified to the United States and the Administrator.

Tonga       All waters with depths of not more than 1,000 metres, within the area bounded by the fifteenth and twenty third and one half degrees of south latitudes and the one hundred and seventy third and the one hundred and seventy seventh degrees of west longitudes; also within a radius of twelve nautical miles from the islands of Teleki Tonga and Teleki Tokelau.

Tuvalu       Territorial sea and waters within two nautical miles of all named banks, i.e. Macau, Kosciusko, Rose, Bayonnaise and Hera, in Tuvalu EEZ, as depicted on the chart entitled "Tuvalu Fishery Limits" prepared by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Department, Taunton, January 11, 1981.

Vanuatu       Archipelagic waters and the territorial sea, and internal waters.

Only the Closed Areas, as described above, of Pacific Island States which are parties to this Treaty shall be applicable under the terms of this Treaty.