What types of business are allowed off the coasts of countries? I know there is a 200 mile economic zone that countries are entitled to. What does this mean though?
For example, say I wanted to start a new kind of 'storage' company whereas I would use a ship to drop floating containers out at sea? Essentially I'm only using the ocean for its space and not taking any other resources from it. I'm not fishing, dumping, or affecting anything else in the ocean.
Can anyone point me in the right direction on where I can learn more about the rules and laws governing these bodies of water?
I'd like to form a company that would essentially act in the same manner as the storage company example. It would not be a storage company, but would require the same use of the ocean. I presume there will be rules about where such business can be conducted as to not interrupt shipping lanes. I need to know what other restrictions need to be considered.
Thanks for any help,