U.S. waters

NOUN
  1. territorial waters included within a distance of 12 nautical miles of the coasts of the United States and its territories
    ships operating in United States waters must adhere to United States laws and regulations
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How To Use U.S. waters In A Sentence

  • Also in the 2002 budget is a record $27 million to address the backlog in resurveying the most critical U.S. waters.
  • Oceangoing freighters carrying ballast water from other parts of the world are thought to be responsible for introducing hundreds of non-native animals and plants into U.S. waters.
  • A one-stop source for biogeographic information collected from U.S. waters and oceanic regions is now available from the National Biological Information Infrastructure NBII Program. USGS — New One-Stop Source for Scientific Information about U.S. Oceans and Waters « ResourceShelf
  • If the marriage is taking place in U.S. waters, individual state laws dictate who can marry whom, on both cruise ships and chartered boats.
  • Innis adds that the overland route should provide a welcome shortcut for the ‘uphill’ trip back to U.S. waters.
  • The Coast Guard was there and photographing when two boats believed to be carrying cocaine entered U.S. waters.
  • BP Plc objected to proposed legislation that would bar the oil company from operating new drilling leases in U.S. waters, saying it could trigger job losses and threaten the nation's energy security.
  • Cool- and cold-water fish, such as walleye and trout, are being pushed farther northward into Canada, while warm-water species, such as smallmouth bass, are moving into northern U.S. waters.
  • The act also required that, by 2015, all tankers operating in U.S. waters be double-hulled to protect against spills.
  • More than half of the known, managed, major fish species in U.S. waters are not overfished.
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