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Environment (Wales) Act 2016

Section 87 – Interpretation

325.This section sets out some key terms referred to in the Act. In particular, the definition of “Wales” is as in section 158(1) of the Government of Wales Act 2006 which defines it as including the sea adjacent to Wales out as far as the seaward boundary of the territorial sea – i.e. that it goes out to twelve nautical miles. It does not include the Welsh zone which is also defined in section 158(1).

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