1st Edition

International Law and Ocean Use Management The evolution of ocean governance

By Lawrence Juda Copyright 1996

    This book places contemporary problems of ocean use management in historical context beginning with the time of Hugo Grotius, whose seminal 1609 work The Freedom of the Seas was the basis of ocean law for the next three centuries.

    Individual use problems are dealt with in detail and include overfishing, migrating fish stocks and fish wars, oil drilling, deep sea mining and marine pollution. Throughout the author notes the need to seek solutions in ocean management from a more integrated perspective. Emphasis is placed on the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea and the resulting agreements. This book therefore presents a unique breadth of view which will make it salient to policy makers, diplomats, scholars and ocean users.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Changing Perceptions of the Oceans and Their Resources; Chapter 3 The Turn of the Century to World War II; Chapter 4 World War II and the Postwar World; Chapter 5 The 1958 and 1960 United Nations Conferences On the Law of the Sea; Chapter 6 The Road to the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea; Chapter 7 The Third United Nations Conference On the Law of the Sea; Chapter 8 The Post-Unclos-III System; Chapter 9 Conclusions;


    Lawrence Juda is Chairman of the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island where he teaches courses in ocean law, policy and management. The author of two previous books, he has also published articles in a variety of international scholarly journals.