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Myanmar is situated in the easternmost Indochina Peninsula. It boasts of richly-varied marine resources along extensive coastal shores which can be divided into three regions , namely Rakhine, Ayeyarwaddy and Gulf of Mottama ( the Delta Zone) and the Taninthayi. The Myanmar coastline is approximately 2,831 km long. Regions are bounded by territorial sea and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The territorial sea of Myanmar extends 12 nautical miles from the base line towards the sea and the EEZ covers all areas of territorial sea and extends 200 nautical miles from the base line seawards (Lwin, 2004).
Aung, C. H., & Lwin, M. M. (2004). Myanmar. In Z. Talib, A. Ali, K. K. K. Yaacob, & M. Mohd. Isa (Eds.), Conservation and Enhancement of Sea Turtles in the Southeast Asian Region (pp. 95-102). Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia: Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.