This book deals with Canada's oceans management policies since theconclusion of the 1982 Convention of the Law of the Sea. ThatConvention set out a jurisdictional framework for the management of theworld's oceans, but it did not provide states with precise guidanceon all the issues that can arise. As a state with one of theworld's longest coastlines, Canada was one of the principalbeneficiaries under the 1982 Convention regime. A study of Canadianpolicy is particularly significant, as Canadian oceans managementplaces in relief many of the difficult questions yet to be resolved.
IntroductionFisheries Management1. Canadian Fisheries Management: International Dimensions / Parzival Copes2. The Canada-United States Pacific Salmon Treaty / Gordon R. Munro and Robert L. StokesSeabed Mineral Resources3. Canadian Offshore Oil and Gas: Jurisdiction and Management Issues in the 1980s and Beyond / Ted L.McDorman4. Canada at the Preparatory Commission: Policies and Challenges / Elizabeth Riddell-DixonThe Marine Environment5. Canada and Marine Environmental Protection: The Changing Tides of Laws and Policy / David Vanderzwaag6. Policy Statements on Canadian Research in Aquatic Science / Norman WilimovskySovereignty7. Canada and the Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries / Donald McRae8. Aspects of Sovereignty and Security in the Arctic / Ronald Purver9. Striking a New Balance: Seapower, Security and Sovereignty and Canada / Joel J. SokolskyCanada and Future Ocean Management10. The Future of International Oceans Management / Alan Beesley11. The Rationale and Future Directions of Canada's Ocean Policy: International Dimensions / G. Lee and Douglas G. Fraser12. The Rationale and Future Directions of Canada's Ocean Policy: Domestic Aspects / Ronald W. Crowley and Raymond C. BourgeoisIndex
... an important addition to the international literature on ocean policy development. In Canadian terms it is quite unique, as there is so far no other work which at least attempts to come to grips with some of the complex ocean policy issues faced by major developed coastal States.
This eminently readable collection provides multidisciplinary perspectives on its subject ... For those familiar with Canadian oceans problems, this volume serves as a reminder of what Canada has accomplished, and what still needs to be done for effective oceans management; for others, including students and the general public, it will provide an objective and balanced introduction to oceans issues.
Canadian Journal of Political Science
Canadian Oceans Policy is an excellent book, composed of high-quality scholarly essays with a wide sweep of subject-matter...The book will appeal to anyone interested in the law of the sea or in any aspect of ocean policy, whether from a biological, economic or legal standpoint.
The Royal Institute of International Affairs