The territorial sea and fisheries protection zone


Fresfish del ecuador Mar territorial


The Ecuadorian territorial sea has its legal basis in the Santiago Declaration, signed in August 18, 1952, in which Chile, Ecuador and Peru proclaimed in the exercise of their sovereign will, a territorial sea of 200 nautical miles (approximately 370.4 Kilometers), including the Galapagos Islands.

The national territory, according to the laws, is thus comprised of the mainland, the island territory, the territorial sea and the airspace. This country exercises its sovereignty over this territory. Renounce to it under any pretext is a betrayal to the country. There can be no excuses or puns to renounce to this sovereignty.