Saturday, October 24, 2015

International Maritime Exclusive Economic Zone Flag

The Exclusive Economic Zone flag consists of the colours black, white, and green. White represents peaceful international cooperation, while green and black represent Earthly and economic abundance. Specifically green represents natural abundance while black represents mineral waelth, and the great feeling of being "in the black."  It is to be flown within 200 nautical miles off shore of a nation's coastline, below the national flag. 

In this example the EEZ flag is flown 200 nautical miles off shore the coast of Canada.  This flag indicates that fishing, mining, and economic activity within this zone is the exclusive right of Canada.  Yet Canadian laws do not necessarily apply.  National laws of any nation apply 12 nautical miles beyond a nation's coastline. 

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