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Statutory Instruments

2013 No. 3161

Marine Management

The Exclusive Economic Zone Order 2013


11th December 2013

Laid before Parliament

18th December 2013

Coming into force

31st March 2014

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11th day of December 2013


The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 41(3) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009(1), section 84(4)(b) of the Energy Act 2004(2), and section 1(5)(b) of the Energy Act 2008(3), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Exclusive Economic Zone Order 2013, and comes into force on 31st March 2014.

(2) The Gas Importation and Storage Zone (Designation of Area) Order 2009(4) and the Renewable Energy Zone (Designation of Area) Order 2004(5) are revoked.

(3) The coordinates in the Schedules hereto are defined on the World Geodetic System 1984 Datum (WGS84).

2.  The areas defined in Schedule A are designated as the area within which the rights under Part V of the Convention are excisable by the United Kingdom.

3.  However, between points 177 and 184 inclusive, the Renewable Energy Zone and the Gas Importation and Storage Zone extend only to the lines described in column 2 of Schedule B joining in the order given the co-ordinates specified in column 1 of Schedule B.

Richard Tilbrook

Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 2


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(This note is not part of the Order)

Under Section 41 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 provision is made for the declaration around the United Kingdom of an exclusive economic zone, that is to say a zone in which the United Kingdom may exercise 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.

Article 2 of this Order declares the area of the United Kingdom’s exclusive economic zone. It reflects the treaties which have been concluded with the Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway, and the understanding with Germany. Article 3 is required because under the treaties with Denmark relating to the Faroe Islands the area to the north of the line specified can only be utilised for the purposes of renewable energy and gas storage with the prior consent of Denmark. The Orders referred to in Article 1(2) are revoked because they are superseded by the declaration of the Exclusive Economic Zone.

The treaties in question are:

  • Belgium: Exchange of Letters of 25 June and 12 August 2013(Cm 8723);

  • Denmark: Exchange of Notes of 22 October 2009 (relating to the North Sea) (Cm 7893);

  • Agreement of 18 May 1999 (relating to the Faroe Islands) (Cm 4514);

  • Protocol of 25 April 2012 (relating to the Faroe Islands) (Cm8570);

  • France: Exchange of Letters of 20 April 2011 (Cm 8146);

  • Ireland: Agreement of 28 March 2013 (Cm 8666);

  • Netherlands: Exchange of Notes of 19 April and 3 July 2013 (Cm 8724);

  • Norway: Exchange of Notes of 30 April 2009 (Cm 7731).


2004 c.20; section 84(4) was amended by paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 4 to the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.


2008 c.32; section 1(5) was amended by paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 4 to the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

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