Seas constitute the mutual and important life area of humanity with underground and ground resources, limitless food resources and alternative energy possibilities in addition to the transportation opportunities. Besides, they also create a basis for economic struggle as in direct proportion with the diversity of resources. In regions apart from territorial waters that are the only area in which governments can carry authority in principle, new jurisdiction areas in which different legal regimes are applied occur in parallel with the developments in maritime law. In regions being out of territorial waters and defined as offshore area by the classical law, contiguous zone formed in favor of littoral countries has added different dimensions to the restriction problems of such concepts as continental shelf, exclusive economic zone, seabed and offshore area. In this study, general definitions concerning the governments areas of maritime jurisdiction concepts will be given.
Keywords: Sea, Transportation, Law, Authority, Lines, Offshore, Area, Government