Exclusive economic zone
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An Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is a concept adopted at the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (1982), whereby a coastal State assumes jurisdiction over the exploration and exploitation of marine resources in its adjacent section of the continental shelf, taken to be a band extending 200 miles from the shore.
- Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997