Canadian Oceans Policy: National Strategies and the New Law of the Sea (Canada and International Relations)

Canadian Oceans Policy: National Strategies and the New Law of the Sea (Canada and International Relations)

By: Gordon Munro (editor), Don M. McRae (editor)Paperback

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This book deals with Canada's oceans management policies since the conclusion of the 1982 Convention of the Law of the Sea. That Convention set out a jurisdictional framework for the management of the world's oceans, but it did not provide states with precise guidance on all the issues that can arise. As a state with one of the world's longest coastlines, Canada was one of the principal beneficiaries under the 1982 Convention regime. A study of Canadian policy is particularly significant, as Canadian oceans management places in relief many of the difficult questions yet to be resolved. The central theme of this book, whose multidisciplinary contributors include leading Canadian participants in the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, as well as leading Canadian academic and government oceans specialists, concerns the adequacy of the Canadian management responses to a new oceans regime which grants substantial jurisdiction to the coastal state. The chapters look at dispute settlement (maritime boundaries) and examine future Canadian and international policy directions. They are both analytical and prophetic, providing an assessment of the past and presenting a glimpse of the future. Canadian Oceans Policy provides insights into how Canada is managing the oceans and ocean resources off its coast and looks at the problems that lie ahead. The book also makes a major contribution to our understanding of an increasingly vital area of global politics. It will be of interest both to academics and policymakers and to all those concerned with the future of the oceans.

About Author

Donald McRae is Dean, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. Gordon Munro is Professor of Economics at the University of British Columbia.


Introduction Fisheries Management 1. Canadian Fisheries Management: International Dimensions / Parzival Copes 2. The Canada-United States Pacific Salmon Treaty / Gordon R. Munro and Robert L. Stokes Seabed Mineral Resources 3. Canadian Offshore Oil and Gas: Jurisdiction and Management Issues in the 1980s and Beyond / Ted L.McDorman 4. Canada at the Preparatory Commission: Policies and Challenges / Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon The Marine Environment 5. Canada and Marine Environmental Protection: The Changing Tides of Laws and Policy / David Vanderzwaag 6. Policy Statements on Canadian Research in Aquatic Science / Norman Wilimovsky Sovereignty 7. Canada and the Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries / Donald McRae 8. Aspects of Sovereignty and Security in the Arctic / Ronald Purver 9. Striking a New Balance: Seapower, Security and Sovereignty and Canada / Joel J. Sokolsky Canada and Future Ocean Management 10. The Future of International Oceans Management / Alan Beesley 11. The Rationale and Future Directions of Canada's Ocean Policy: International Dimensions / G. Lee and Douglas G. Fraser 12. The Rationale and Future Directions of Canada's Ocean Policy: Domestic Aspects / Ronald W. Crowley and Raymond C. Bourgeois Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774803465
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 282
  • ID: 9780774803465
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 0774803460

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