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Term Territorial sea
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In the Dominican Republic, they are the waters extending approximately 12 nautical miles from its coasts. The Dominican government has exclusive rights and jurisdiction over them, as well as over their marine floor and subsoil. A supplementary zone to the territorial waters was also established called the contiguous zone, a strip of water that starts at the outer limit of the territorial waters and extends 12 miles towards the high seas. The Dominican government exercises jurisdiction and controls over this zone in order to prevent violations against its laws related to public health, taxes, customs, protection and preservation of fishing and other ocean resources (Law 3342, 1952). In 1977, Law 186 was modified and the Exclusive Economic Zone (ZEE) was created, an area of 200 nautical miles, which includes the banks of La Plata and of Navidad to the north.

 

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GraphicTerritorial sea
Topic  Soil and water