Laws of Bangladesh

The Territorial Waters and Maritime Zones Act, 1974

( ACT NO. XXVI OF 1974 )

Prohibition on the exploration or exploitation in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), etc

1[5A. (1) No person, including a foreign government or an international organization, may explore or exploit any natural resources whether living or non-living orcarry out any search or excavation, or conduct any research in the EEZ:

Provided that anyone may, in accordance with the terms of a license or letter of authority granted by the Government,drill or construct, maintain or operate any artificial island, off-shore terminal, installation or other structure or device for any purpose in the EEZ.

(2) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall prejudice the right of fishing in the EEZ by a citizen of Bangladesh in accordance with the laws for the time being in force.]

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