Exclusive economic zone

Exclusive economic zone,

Definition of Exclusive economic zone:

  1. An area of coastal water and seabed within a certain distance of a countrys coastline, to which the country claims exclusive rights for fishing, drilling, and other economic activities.

  2. UN-granted rights and responsibilities of coastal states to control, exploit, manage, and conserve the living and non-living resources of the sea up to 200 miles (321.87 Km) off their coasts, while allowing freedom of navigation to other states beyond 12 miles (19.31 Km) of their coasts.

How to use Exclusive economic zone in a sentence?

  1. Under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, it is prohibited for a country to conduct research on natural resources that may lead to economic activities in the exclusive economic zone of another country.

Meaning of Exclusive economic zone & Exclusive economic zone Definition