United States waters - 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"
Seven species of carp native to Asia have been introduced into United States waters in recent decades, but it's four in particular--bighead, black, grass and silver--that worry ecologists, biologists, fishers and policymakers alike.
The terminals would be supplied by three hundred meter long LNG tanker vessels that would be required to snake through Canadian waters and thread Head Harbor passage before landing at terminals in United States waters.
Hundreds of miles of fragile coastal wetlands and beaches were contaminated and a third of the Gulf's rich United States waters were closed to fishing after the April 20, 2010 explosion which killed 11 workers and sank the Deepwater Horizon.
Fifth Circuit, nevertheless, held that Title III does not apply to foreign-flag cruise ships in United States waters because the statute has no clear statement or explicit text mandating coverage for these ships.
A total of 361 samples of surface sediments (0-2 cm) were collected; including 290 stations in United States waters from Point Conception to the US-Mexico border, and 71 stations from Mexican waters off of Baja California.