Meaning of “exclusive economic zone” in the English Dictionary


"exclusive economic zone" in Business English

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exclusive economic zonenoun [ C ]

uk us abbreviation EEZ NATURAL RESOURCES

an area of sea around a country where only that country has the right to take something valuable such as fish or oil:

Coastal nations are granted sovereignty over 12 nautical miles from their shores, creating a 200-mile exclusive economic zone.

(Definition of “exclusive economic zone” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)