Maps Define Offshore Jurisdictions

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Oceanographers, scientific researchers, resource exploration companies, tourism operators and the public will now have a greater understanding of Australia’s maritime jurisdiction following the public release of 28 digital (PDF) maps of the Australian Maritime Jurisdiction.

The maps depict Australia’s Maritime Jurisdiction and include details of its extended continental shelf, which was confirmed in April 2008 by the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.

Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism, the Hon. Martin Ferguson, AM MP, said the map series will be an invaluable aid for Australia’s offshore management, providing the international community with the opportunity to develop an understanding of Australia’s maritime jurisdiction.

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