International ocean governance : using international law and organizations to manage marine resources sustainably

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International ocean governance : using international law and organizations to manage marine resources sustainably
IUCN Publication

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Our oceans are slowly dying, and the instruments of governance are inadequate to stop it. The international dimensions of ocean problems loom larger as we learn more about threats to marine species and ecosystems - invasive species are transported by international shipping, oceans fill with persistent organic pollutants, and nutrients from sewage and fertilizers cause excessive growth of marine plants. These challenges require that governments agree on commitments and common programs, in consultation with other stakeholders. This report evaluates the effectiveness of international agreements and organizations and recommends numerous improvements. It includes a series of tables and maps, which can be easily updated. The tables present a problem-oriented summary of global and regional legal instruments and an indication of the scientific, technical, and legal guidance offered by international bodies. The maps demonstrate geographic relationships in eight ocean regions -- among regional marine and regional fisheries conventions, large marine ecosystems, major river basins, marine protected areas, and national jurisdiction.

Imprint: 
Gland : IUCN, 2003
Physical Description: 
xii, 123p.
Publication Year: 
2003
ISBN: 
2-8317-0617-3
2-8317-0630-0
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Includes bibliographic references. Also available a CD ROM including a series of maps, an executive summary in English, a PDF of the text in English, which includes a series of maps, and a PDF of the translation in Spanish.

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Number of copies: 
2
Selling Price: 
40 USD
Edition: 
2nd ed.rev.
Language(s): 
English
Url: 
http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/2001-053-2ed.pdf
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