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The Pacific Maritime Boundaries Programme supports Pacific Island  Countries and Territories to secure the rights and responsibilities over their ocean space, in accordance with the UN Convention of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Initially established as a project assisting Pacific countries to obtain greater certainty on the limits of their exclusive economic zones (EEZs) in support of fisheries, management and enforcement, Pacific Maritime Boundaries has evolved into a programme of work, supporting numerous projects and supported by multiple donors.

As programme coordinator, the Pacific Community (SPC) supports a range of activities including regional working sessions, workplace attachments, in-country workshops and placements, legal drafting, political advocacy, negotiations, technical assessments and field surveys.

The Programme is supported by a Consortium of partners including the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat, Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner, Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Geoscience Australia, Attorney Generals Department - Australia, University of Sydney, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), the Commonwealth Secretariat, GRID_Arendal, the British Government, the European Union and Sweden through the Pacific European Union Marine Programme (PEUMP).