Q. With reference to Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) consider the following statements:
1.It is an area of the sea in which a sovereign state has special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources.
2.A sovereign state does not have the right to generate energy from water or wind that lies in the EEZ.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1: Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is an area of the sea in which a sovereign state has special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources.

Statement 2: The statement is incorrect. The rights given include generation of power from current, wind, water. These are exclusive rights of the sovereign coastal state.

Source: The Hindu

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