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                                                    HONDURAS
SUMMARY OF CLAIMS
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TYPE                        DATE         SOURCE                    LIMITS     NOTES
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TERRITORIAL SEA             1965         Constitution              12nm

                             1982          Constitution                12nm

                            Jan 82       Decree No. 131            12nm
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ARCHIPELAGIC,               Jan 82       Const., Art.10                       Claims Gulf of Fonseca as historic bay.
STRAIGHT BASELINES, &
HISTORIC CLAIMS             Sep 92       ICJ Decision                         Confirms Gulf of Fonseca's historic status.

                             Oct 99        Law of Maritime Space                    Legislation authorizing straight baselines
                                                                                    in accordance with 1982 LOS Convention.
                             Mar 00        Executive Decree No.                     Establishes a system of straight baselines
                                           PCM 007-2000                             around parts of its Caribbean coast from
                                                                                    which to measure the limits of its TS and
                                                                                    other maritime zones.

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CONTIGUOUS ZONE             1982         Constitution             24nm

                            Jan 82       Decree No. 131            24nm
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CONTINENTAL SHELF           Feb 57       Constitution              1958
                                                                   DEF

                             1965          Constitution                1958
                                                                       DEF

                            Jan 82       Decree No. 131
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FISHING ZONE/EEZ            Jun 80       Decree No. 921            200nm      EEZ.
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MARITIME BOUNDARIES         Aug 86       Agreement                            Maritime boundary agreement with
                                                                              Colombia signed.

                             Sep 92        ICJ Decision                             ICJ decision announced on the
                                                                                    Salvador/Honduras border dispute.
                                                                                    Decision addresses the islands in the Gulf
                                                                                    of Fonseca and the maritime boundary in
                                                                                    and beyond the closing line of the Gulf.

                             Nov 99        Agreement                          Maritime boundary agreement with
                                                                              Colombia ratified.
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LOS CONVENTION              Dec 82                                            Signed.

                             Oct 93                                                 Ratified Convention.

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