A maritime nation
is any nation which borders the sea and utilizes it for any of the following: commerce
and transport, war
, to define a territorial boundary
, or for any maritime activity
(activities using the sea to convey or produce an end result).
- The Netherlands and Japan are examples of maritime nations while fishing is a common maritime activity.
Maritime cultures have left a strong imprint on our daily lives, with phrases such as "Fish out of Water", "Out of commission", "Down the hatch", and "Learn the ropes" all having originated from maritime terminology.