Definitions for "Coastal waters"
For the insurance of yachts and outboard motor boats, the waters of bays and inlets, as well as of the sea along the coast. Also referred to as contiguous waters.
For the purposes of classifying the size of discharges, means the waters of the coastal zone except for the Great Lakes and specified ports and harbors on inland rivers (40 CFR 300.5).
include the area from a line approximating the mean high water along the mainland or island as far out as sixty nautical miles including the bays, harbors and sounds.
marine benthic and pelagic ecosystems having substantial influence from the land.
Marine benthic and pelagic ecosystems which are substantially influenced by the land.