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A New Law of the Sea for the Caribbean: An Examination of Marine Law and Policy Issues in the Lesser Antilles

A New Law of the Sea for the Caribbean: An Examination of Marine Law and Policy Issues in the Lesser Antilles

Edgar Gold (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66934-1 March 2013 American Geophysical Union 276 Pages

Description

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies Series, Volume 27.

This collection of essays summarizes some of the ocean development work undertaken by the Dalhousie Ocean Studies Programme in the Eastern Caribbean from 1980 to 1985. Most of the contributors were either directly or indirectly involved in this work. The genesis of the project can be related to the establishment of the Dalhousie Ocean Studies Programme (DOSP) in 1979. DOSP was brought into being through a major negotiated grant between Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC). This grant required DOSP to carry out a series of twelve projects under a programme entitled “New Directions in Ocean Law, Policy and Management.” The purpose of the programme was to develop a substantial body of knowledge in the ocean law and management field, train a group of future “ocean managers” in the area, and create a Canadian centre of excellence in the ocean-related social sciences.

Preface and Acknowledgements iii

Note on the Contributors xv

List of Tables xix

List of Figures xxi

Map of the Eastern Caribbean Region xxii

CHAPTER 1. THE NEW LAW OF THE SEA IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN: AN INTRODUCTION
Edgar Gold  1

CHAPTER 2. THE DELIMITATION OF MARITIME BOUNDARIES IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN
L. Dolliver M. Nelson  27

CHAPTER 3. OCEAN DEVELOPMENT AND MARINE RESOURCES IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN
Carlyle L. Mitchell  54

CHAPTER 4. THE LAW OF THE SEA IN THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN: THE DOMESTIC LAW CONTEXT
A. Ralph Carnegie  83

CHAPTER 5. THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND OCEAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN
Peter C. Underwood  112

CHAPTER 6. THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL MARINE LEGISLATION IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN
Norman G. Letalik  143

CHAPTER 7. REGIONAL PLANNING TO PROTECT AND DEVELOP THE CARIBBEAN MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Jill Sheppard and Bisessar Chakalall  161

CHAPTER 8. THE LEGAL NEEDS OF EFFECTIVE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN
W . Edeson  179

CHAPTER 9. THE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF MARINE SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN
William L. Ford  198


CHAPTER 10. MARITIME TRANSPORTATION IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN
Jose G. Zuloaga  214


CHAPTER 11. REGIONAL COOPERATION AND OCEAN DEVELOPMENT: THE OECS EXPERIENCE
Vaughan A . Lewis and Brian Challenger  249


CHAPTER 12. THE NEW LAW OF THE SEA IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN: TOWARDS A NEW OCEAN DEVELOPMENT ACTION PLAN
Edgar Gold and Carlyle L. Mitchell  264

1.0 Introduction  265

2.0 Ocean Industries  266

3.0 The Marine Environment 268

4.0 Regional Cooperation 269

5.0 Technical Assistance and Training 270

6.0 Conclusion and Policy Recommendations 274