Exclusive Economic Zone





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Exclusive Economic Zone

   
 
 

Exclusive Economic Zone

The German waters in the North and Baltic Seas consist of the 12 nautical mile zone (so-called territorial sea) and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The German territorial sea is under the jurisdiction of the Federal coastal states. The area seaward of the 12 mile zone, which extends maximally 200 nm from the coastline, is the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which borders on the high seas. In the area of the North Sea and Baltic Sea, the German EEZ is largely identical with the German continental shelf, which is the sea floor extending for some 200 nautical miles from the coastline. In the Baltic Sea, the German EEZ is much smaller than in the North Sea because it is limited by the EEZs of neighbouring states.

German EEZ in the North Sea

German EEZ in the Baltic Sea

 

 

 
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