In January, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic claimed their Exclusive Economic Zone offshore Western Sahara. Here is the SADR legislation.
No states in the world have recognised the Moroccan claims over the territory of Western Sahara. These claims have even been rejected by the International Court of Justice.
However, Morocco also makes use of the ocean territory offshore Western Sahara, but without ever having presented a maritime claim over the area.
This year, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, which is recognised by some 80 states worldwide, and a member of the African Union, claimed the territory offshore Western Sahara.
Download the SADR legislation here.
A French-Norwegian seismic survey vessel has entered Saharawi waters four times. The company behind the exploration blames its Dutch client.
Several EU-flagged vessels have blatantly ignored and violated the EU Court judgment invalidating the EU-Morocco fish agreement in Western Sahara. Here they are.
The Moroccan government has today initiated draft regulations aimed at incorporating the waters of Western Sahara into its own territorial waters.