Kōrero: Law of the sea

New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone

As a result of UNCLOS 1982 New Zealand has an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 4 million square kilometres – the fourth largest in the world. This map shows how New Zealand’s offshore islands have been used as base points for calculating the boundaries of the zone. Coastal states can also claim the resources of the continental shelf even beyond the 200-nautical-mile EEZ limit. The dotted lines indicate the additional areas New Zealand can claim under this provision.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bill Mansfield, 'Law of the sea - The benefits for New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/6967/new-zealands-exclusive-economic-zone (accessed 5 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Bill Mansfield, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006