Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006


85.— (1) Save as otherwise provided, the baseline is low-water mark—

(a) on the coast of the mainland or of any island, or

(b) on any low-tide elevation situated wholly or partly at a distance not exceeding 12 nautical miles from the mainland or an island.

(2) The Government may by order (which they may by order revoke or amend) prescribe straight baselines in relation to any part of the State and the closing line of any bay or mouth of a river, and any line so prescribed shall be taken as the baseline.

(3) The Maritime Jurisdiction Act 1959 (Straight Baselines) Order 1959 ( S.I. No. 173 of 1959 ), if in operation on the passing of this Act, continues in force as if made under this section.