1st Edition

A Dual Approach to Ocean Governance
The Cases of Zonal and Integrated Management in International Law of the Sea

ISBN 9781138271081
Published November 29, 2016 by Routledge
310 Pages

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Book Description

Taking the North-East Atlantic Ocean as an example of regional practice, this book addresses the dual approach to ocean governance in international law. It examines the interaction between zonal and integrated management approaches and the conservation of marine living resources and marine biological diversity. The study examines the limitations of the traditional zonal approach and suggests new possibilities for conformity between sovereign states, international law and sustainable development.

Table of Contents

Contents: A new perspective on ocean governance; Part I The Dual Approach to Conservation of Marine Living Sources: Limits of the zonal management approach to conservation of marine living resources; The quest for an integrated management approach to the conservation of marine living resources. Part II The Dual Approach to Conservation of Marine Biological Diversity: Conservation of marine biological diversity in international law: a general appraisal; Marine protected areas in conservation of marine biological diversity; in search of an integrated management approach. Part III Marine Scientific Research as a Foundation of Ocean Governance: The obligation to co-operate in marine scientific research and conservation of marine living resources and biological diversity; General conclusion; Selected Bibliography; Index.

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Yoshifumi Tanaka is Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law, Denmark.


'Dr Tanaka finds that the zonal approach, which divides the sea into jurisdictional spaces, and the integrated management approach, which considers the sea as one physical unity, should be reconciled. I share many, even if not all, of his remarks. But this is the most clear, logical, documented and thought-provoking book on international law of the sea that I have read in the last decade.' Tullio Scovazzi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy