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Mapping and research in the exclusive economic zone

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DOI: 10.3133/70095009

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Abstract

By proclamation of the President on March 10, 1983, the United States claimed sovereign rights and jurisdiction within an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The United States is responsible for wisely developing and managing the EEZ and its marine resources and for protecting its environment. The U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone is a region that extends seaward 200 nautical miles from the coast and brings within the national domain over 3 million square nautical miles of submarine lands. The EEZ contains vital natural resources, both living and nonliving, of the seabed, subsoil, and overlying water. Because most of the EEZ has not been explored, its resources and their potential remain undefined

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Mapping and research in the exclusive economic zone
DOI:
10.3133/70095009
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
40 p.
Country:
United States
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N