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Researcher: 
Mitchell
Treaty Name and Text
Agreement Name: 
Treaty Between Australia And The Independent State Of Papua New Guinea Concerning Sovereignty And Maritime Boundaries In The Area Between The Two Countries, Including The Area Known As Torres Strait, And Related Matters
Possible Sources (additional): 
LEX-FAOC001024; aus1024.htm; Text in Schedule to the Torrest Strait Fisheries Act of the Commonwealth of Australia, pp. 60-87. AustLII, Australian Treaty Series, Australia WWW.
Signature/Entry into Force/Termination
Date IEA was Signed: 
1978-12-18
Signature Year: 
1978
Entry into force (EIF) Date: 
1985-02-15
Treaty Type
Membership eligibility (multilateral, bilateral, etc): 
Agreement Type Level 3: 
E (environment) Code (agreement is environmental or not): 
Environmental
Source for E (environmental) code: 
Preamble: RECOGNISING ALSO the importance of protecting the marine environment and ensuring freedom of navigation and overflight for each other's vessels and aircraft in the Torres Strait area; DESIRING ALSO to cooperate with one another in that area in the conservation, management and sharing of fisheries resources and in regulating the exploration and exploitation of seabed mineral resources;
Text used for E (environmental) coding: 
Preamble: RECOGNISING ALSO the importance of protecting the marine environment and ensuring freedom of navigation and overflight for each other's vessels and aircraft in the Torres Strait area; DESIRING ALSO to cooperate with one another in that area in the conservation, management and sharing of fisheries resources and in regulating the exploration and exploitation of seabed mineral resources;
Specific words used to code agreement as E (environmental): 
environment/marine/marine environment/fish
Lineage
Lineage: 
Not Yet Assigned
Sequence: 
100.000
Secretariat and auspices
Secretariat: 
Legacy
Hidden fields
Version: 
2007.10
Inclusion Auto-Generated: 
BEA - Bilateral Environmental Agreements
Subject: 
Nature/Species/Fauna/Fish/Ocean/Region
Category: 
ENV/FISH
Lang1: 
EN.txt
Deletable
Treaty Text (legacy)
Core Filename: 
1978-AustraliaPNGMaritimeBoundaries
Notes (incl. non-URL source for text): 
Part 2 makes provision for sovereignty and maritime jurisdiction of Australia respectively Papua New Guinea over part s of the area known as Torres Strait and establishes boundaries of the territorial seas of Papua New Guinea. Article 4 delimits also the areas in which Australia respectively Papua New Guinea shall have fisheries jurisdiction. Boundary lines are described in the Annexes. A Protected Zone in the Torres Strait is established (art. 10). The principal objective of establishing the Zone bounded by lines indicated in Annex 9 is to protect the traditional way of live and livelihood of traditional inh abitants including their traditional fishing. A further purpose is to protect the marine environment in the Zone. The Parties shall, where appropriate, negotiate subsidiary conservation and management arrangements in respect of any individual Protected Zone commercial fishery (art. 22). Articles 23, 24 and 25 provide for the sharing of total allowable catch of the Protected Zone. Other provisions of Part 5 deal with licensing arrangements, third state fishing in the Protected Zone and inspection and enforcement measures.; The text of the Agreement consists of a Preamble, 32 articles divided into 6 Parts, and 9 Annexes. The Parts are: Definitions (1); Sovereignty and jurisdiction (2); Sovereignty and jurisdiction - related matters (3); The Protected Zone (4); Protected Zone commercial fisheries (5); Final articles (6).; FAO Descriptors: 110; 010; 013; 105; 037; 021; 060; 069; 088; 029; 020; 003; 004; 038; 032; 033
Date text posted to IEA: 
200601
Member Code: 
AUS,PNG,
Members: 
Papua New Guinea,Australia,
OrigMEAgrees: 
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