Definition of Neritic Zone

Neritic zone is such a region of shallow water that is present above the continental shelf. The depth of the neritic zone is known to be about 200 meters. The sunlight can penetrate this region. It is known to be the most productive region of the region as the supply of sunlight and the required nutrients are quite abundant which are necessary for the growth of aquatic organisms.


In this way, it supports the vast majority of marine life. The regions that are present in the neritic zone are the infralittoral zone, the circalittoral zone, and the subtidal zone. It has been estimated that about 90% of fish are harvested from this zone.

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