United States waters


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Noun1.United States waters - territorial waters included within a distance of 12 nautical miles of the coasts of the United States and its territoriesUnited 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"
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The new certificate makes it possible for vessels to deballast in United States waters with a holding time of just 2.5 hours.
A mature alligator gar is among the most impressive freshwater fish in United States waters. At over six feet long and 200 pounds or more, in some regions, these fish are considered trophy catches.
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 USCG Certificate of Compliance certifies the rig is able to operate safely within United States waters.
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. Head Harbor Passage lies between the Canadian islands of Campobello and Deer Island.
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.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has recently advised that all foreign flagged vessels operating in United States waters are required to be maintained in compliance with U.S.
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.
"A foreign-flag ship sailing in United States waters is not extraterritorial."
Another federal statute, the Rivers and Harbors Appropriations Act, contained provisions restricting creation of obstructions to the navigable capacity of United States waters. However, the court said that the Act does not provide a private right of action to challenge construction of unpermitted structures in navigable waters of United States.

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