Chronicle Hindi Book 2022

Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of a country extends from its coast to about 200 nautical miles or 370 km into the sea, till where it has special rights for exploration. Waters beyond that are known as open seas or high seas.
  2. The high seas comprise nearly 60% of the Earth’s surface.
  3. Typically the focus of mining activity in the high seas has been for gas hydrates, precious metals and other fossil fuel resources.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above
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