Exclusive economic zone of New Zealand

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Exclusive economic zones of the Realm of New Zealand, including the Ross Dependency (shaded).

New Zealand's exclusive economic zone covers 4,083,744 km2,[1][2] which is approximately fifteen times the land area of the country. Sources vary significantly on the size of New Zealand's EEZ; for example, a recent government publication gave the area as roughly 4,300,000 km2.[3] These figures are for the EEZ of New Zealand proper, and do not include the EEZs of other territories in the Realm of New Zealand (Tokelau, Niue, the Cook Islands and the Ross Dependency).

As of 2012 the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill is undergoing submissions.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ New Zealand Sea Around Us Project
  2. ^ Kermadec Islands (New Zealand) The Sea Around Us Project
  3. ^ New Zealand Ministry for the Environment (2007). Improving Regulation of Environmental Effects in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone: Discussion Paper - Introduction. Published August 2007, Publication number ME824. ISBN 978-0-478-30160-1 Accessed 2006-01-07.
  4. ^ Bennett, Adam (20 February 2012). "Lawyers back oil drilling criticism". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 20 February 2012.