Ocean Yearbook 27


Devoted to assessing the state of ocean and coastal governance, knowledge, and management, the Ocean Yearbook provides information in one convenient resource.

As in previous editions, articles provide multidisciplinary expert perspectives on contemporary issues. Each new volume draws on policy studies, international relations, international and comparative law, management, marine sciences, economics, and social sciences. Key legal and policy instruments are also included.

The Yearbook is a collaborative initiative of the International Ocean Institute (www.ioinst.org) in Malta and the Marine & Environmental Law Institute (www.dal.ca/law/MELAW) at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

The Yearbook is now available online. Learn more about the electronic product here.

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Peter Serracino Inglott (1936–2012): In Memoriam
Jon Markham Van Dyke (1943–2011): In Memoriam
The International Ocean Institute
Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law

Issues and Prospects

Carbon Dioxide Storage in the Sub-seabed and Sustainable Development: Please Mind the Gap
Chiara Armeni
Addressing Ocean Acidification as Part of Sustainable Ocean Development
Sarah R. Cooley and Jeremy T. Mathis
UNCLOS at Thirty: Open Challenges
Tullio Treves


Rio+20 and the Oceans: Past, Present, and Future
Susan Lieberman and Joan Yang
Indigenous Knowledge in Marine and Coastal Management and Policy
Monica E. Mulrennan
Rio+20: Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property in Coastal and Ocean Law
Chidi Oguamanam

Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

Improving Sea-Land Management by Linking Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management: French and Belgian Experiences
Betty Queffelec and Frank Maes
International Progress in Marine Spatial Planning
Stephen Jay, Wesley Flannery, Joanna Vince, Wen-Hong Liu, Julia Guifang Xue, Magdalena Matczak, Jacek Zaucha, Holger Janssen, Jan van Tatenhove, Hilde Toonen, Andrea Morf, Erik Olsen, Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Mateos, Helena Calado, John Duff and Hanna Dean
Protecting Marine Spaces: Global Targets and Changing Approaches
Mark D. Spalding, Imèn Meliane, Amy Milam, Claire Fitzgerald and Lynne Z. Hale

Living Resources and Aquaculture

Fisheries Management and Governance: Forces of Change and Inertia
Anthony Charles
Fishing for Self-determination: European Fisheries and Western Sahara – The Case of Ocean Resources in Africa’s Last Colony
Jeffery Smith
Sustainability in Aquaculture: Present Problems and Sustainable Solutions
Michelle Allsopp, David Santillo and Cat Dorey

Maritime Transport and Security

Migrant Smuggling by Sea: Tackling Practical Problems by Applying a High-Level Inter-Agency Approach
Jasmine Coppens
Recent Developments and Continuing Challenges in the Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Shipping
James Harrison
Implementation of the 2004 Ballast Water Management Convention in the West African Region: Challenges and Prospects
Sabitiyu Abosede Lawal

Law of the Sea and Maritime Boundaries

Recalling the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Sovereignty Formula
Vasco Becker-Weinberg
Navigating Between Consolidation and Innovation: Bangladesh/Myanmar (International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Judgment of 14 March 2012)
Erik Franckx and Marco Benatar

Polar Oceans Governance

The European Union and the North: Towards the Development of an EU Arctic Policy?
Mar Campins Eritja
Arctic Council Observer: The Development and Significance of Poland’s Approach towards the Arctic Region
Michał Łuszczuk
Sustainable Ocean Development in the Arctic: Making a Case for Marine Spatial Planning in Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration
Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs, Henrik Nilsson and Jonas Pålsson

Book Reviews

Darren S. Calley, Market Denial and International Fisheries Regulation: The Targeted and Effective Use of Trade Measures Against the Flag of Convenience Fishing Industry
(Gordon Munro)
David Grinlinton and Prue Taylor, eds., Property Rights and Sustainability: The Evolution of Property Rights to Meet Ecological Challenges
(Diane Rowe)
Warwick Gullett, Clive Schofield and Joanna Vince, eds., Marine Resources Management
(Richard Kenchington)
Igor V. Karaman, Dispute Resolution in the Law of the Sea
(Philippe Gautier)
James Kraska, Contemporary Maritime Piracy: International Law, Strategy, and Diplomacy at Sea
(Charles H. Norchi)
Myron Nordquist, Satya N. Nandan and James Kraska, eds., United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982: A Commentary, Volume VII
(Caitlyn L. Antrim)
Clive R. Symmons, ed., Selected Contemporary Issues in the Law of the Sea
(Alexander Proelss)
Helmut Tuerk, Reflections on the Contemporary Law of the Sea
(Tullio Scovazzi)
Bibi van Ginkel and Frans-Paul van der Putten, eds., The International Response to Somali Piracy: Challenges and Opportunities
(Hugh R. Williamson)
Jorge A. Vargas, Mexico and the Law of the Sea: Contributions and Compromises
(Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia)
Davor Vidas and Peter Johan Schei, eds., The World Ocean in Globalisation: Climate Change, Sustainable Fisheries, Biodiversity, Shipping, Regional Issues
(Frank Müller-Karger)


A. Annual Report of the International Ocean Institute
1. Report of the International Ocean Institute, 2011
B. Selected Documents and Proceedings
1. Oceans and the Law of the Sea Report of the Secretary-General, 2012
2. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Report of the Twenty-Second Meeting of States Parties, 4–11 June 2012
3. Report on the Work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at Its Thirteenth Meeting, 29 May–1 June 2012
4. The Future We Want, Draft Resolution Submitted by the President of the General Assembly
5. The Oceans Compact: Healthy Oceans for Prosperity
6. Commonwealth Maritime Boundaries and Ocean Governance Forum: Benefiting from the Ocean Economy, Proceedings of the First Commonwealth Maritime Boundaries and Ocean Governance Forum, 17–19 April 2012


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