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Subject: International Waters near New York City
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: juanafigueroa-ga
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Posted: 06 Jul 2005 16:18 PDT
Expires: 05 Aug 2005 16:18 PDT
Question ID: 540699
I need to find a map with the official international waters border in
the New York City area.
Subject: Re: International Waters near New York City
Answered By: richard-ga on 06 Jul 2005 19:23 PDT
Hello and thank you for your question.

For background, see
Political Geography of the Oceans
"In 1960 UNCLOS II was held and in 1973 UNCLOS III took place.
Following UNCLOS III, a treaty was developed that attempted to tackle
the boundary issue. It specified that all coastal countries would have
a 12 nm territorial sea and a 200 nm Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Each country would control the economic exploitation and environmental
quality of their EEZ.
"Though the treaty has yet to be ratified, most countries are adhering
to its guidelines and have begun to consider themselves ruler over a
200 nm domain."

Here's the overall map, although you will prefer a tighter scale
Map of the US Exclusive Economic Zone

And here's a slightly better closeup:
National Park System: East Coast, Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes Sites

There is a fascinating physical map server at

The printed version of the map that you are looking for is:
Atlas of the U.S. exclusive economic zone, Atlantic continental margin

The above website will direct you to a library in your area (maybe)
that has the Atlas on hand.

But here, finally, is the online version that you asked for.
The home page of the website is
Home > Regional U.S. Map Server > U.S. Atlantic East Coast  
U.S. Atlantic Coast and Eastern Region
Internet Map Server sites

From there you will see a link to 
U.S. Atlantic East Coast

On the right hand side of this map, you can select only the top
folder, "Boundaries" and by expanding it, you can select only "U.S.
Exclusive Economic Zone limit"
You can also zoom in as tightly as you wish.

But you will need to select and de-select the various check boxes on
the right side of the screen to show the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone
limit and nothing else.

That's it!

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