This book examines the U.S. system of intergovernmental relations pertaining to ocean resources. The exploitation of the oceans with regard to fisheries, marine mammals, hydrocarbons and economic minerals, waste disposal, and coastal zone management is analyzed in the context of the Reagan administration's New Federalism. The contributors document the relationships that exist between the various levels of government - federal, state, and local - involved in regulating ocean resources and explore the problems associated with the use of specific resources. The analyses suggest no single pattern of government guidelines during the Reagan years, and they explain existing federal systems in relation to improve the management and conservation of ocean resources.
Table of Contents
1 Models of American Intergovernmental Relations , 2 How Federalism Matters in Natural Resources Policy , 3 Ocean Resources and Intergovernmental Relations: The Record to 1980 , 4 Intergovernmental Relations in Marine Fisheries Management , 5 Marine Mammals, Endangered Species, and Intergovernmental Relations , 6 Ocean Resources and Intergovernmental Relations in the 1980s: Outer Continental Shelf Hydrocarbons and Minerals , 7 Intergovernmental Relations and Marine Policy Change: Ocean Dumping and At-Sea Incineration of Hazardous Waste , 8 Building a Federal-State Partnership for U.S. Ocean Resource Management
Maynard Silva is a research specialist with the Marine Policy and Ocean Management Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.