What are public waters?

What are public waters?

  • The public waters are the seas, seashores, rivers, lakes, ditches and other water surfaces or water flows that ares owned by government.
    • A “sea” is the area between the coastline and the outer boundary of Exclusive Economic Zone under the provisions of the Exclusive Economic Zone Act.
    • A “seashore” is the area between the coastline the region registered in the public cadastral register.

Purpose of Managing Public Waters

  • To establish clean and comfortable marine environment by systematic and efficient management of public waters
  • To enhance public interest and improve the life of the people by preserving and reclaiming the waters eco-friendlily and utilizing the reclaimed area more efficiently so that the public waters can be continuously utilized

Related Law

  • “Public Waters management and Reclamation Act”