Definitions for "Exclusive Economic Zone"
Keywords:  nautical, eez, coastal, seabed, exploit
Those areas of sea, seabed, and subsoil beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea (which is 12 nautical miles from low-water mark along the coast of New Zealand) out to a distance of 200 nautical miles.
The zone from a country's coast to 200 miles offshore in which the country has exclusive rights to mineral deposits.
The area of the sea beyond the territorial sea in which the adjacent state claims sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living