Ocean Yearbook 29


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. Each volume contains key legal and policy instruments.

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.

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William T. Burke (1926–2014): In Memoriam
William A. Tetley (1927–2014): In Memoriam
The International Ocean Institute
Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law

Issues and Prospects
The Nexus of Ocean Trade and Climate Change: A Review Essay, Awni Behnam

Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance
Extended Continental Shelf Claims in the South China Sea: Implications for Future Maritime Boundary Delimitations, Jay L. Batongbacal
Arctic Sunrise from ITLOS: The Arctic Surprise and in Search of a Balanced Order, Nuwan Peiris
Engineering the ‘Mis-Anthropocene’: International Law, Ethics and Geoengineering, Karen N. Scott
Ice-Covered Areas under the Law of the Sea Convention: How Extensive are Canada’s Coastal State Powers in the Arctic?, Peter Luttmann

Living Resources and Coastal Management
Reforming European Union Participation in Fisheries Management and Conservation on the High Seas, Anna Antonova
Tightening the Net: The Legal Link between Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Transnational Crime under International Law, Mary Ann Palma-Robles
Quality Counts: High Seas Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean, Cheryle Hislop and Julia Jabour
Gender Approach in the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Program at Sevilla, Cuba, Ofelia Pérez Montero, Pedro Aníbal Beatón Soler, José Abelardo Planas Fajardo, Isabel Poveda Santana and Mirka Morales Hierrezuelo

Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy
Re-Conceptualizing Environmental Governance in Ghana’s Offshore Oil and Gas Development, Godwin Eli Kwadzo Dzah
Offshore Renewable Energy Governance in Nova Scotia: A Case Study of Tidal Energy in the Bay of Fundy, Meinhard Doelle
Renewable Ocean Energy and the International Law and Policy Seascape: Global Currents, Regional Surges, Sarah McDonald and David L. VanderZwaag

Maritime Transport
The Role of National Shipping Policy: A Scandinavian Perspective on Shipping Policies in a Global Economy, Martin Jes Iversen, René Taudal Poulsen, Henrik Sornn-Friese and Stig Tenold
China’s Law and Practice as a Coastal State for the Prevention of Vessel-Source Pollution, Nengye Liu
Implementing the 2006 Maritime Labour Convention in the Philippines: Rules, Organizations, and Prospects, Joseph Anthony Loot
The Indonesian Legal Framework on Navigational Aids, Shipping Telecommunications and Ocean Shipping Lanes for Navigational Safety in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, Dikdik Mohamad Sodik
Corporate Social Responsibility and Quality Governance in Shipping, Johanna Yliskylä-Peuralahti, Daria Gritsenko and Jenna Viertola
The IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention of 2004: A Decade of Evolution and Challenges, Andreas Zink

Book Reviews
Tundi Agardy, Ocean Zoning: Making Marine Management More Effective
(Wesley Flannery)
David Freestone, ed., The 1982 Law of the Sea Convention at 30: Successes, Challenges and New Agendas
(Tullio Treves)
Duncan French, ed., Global Justice and Sustainable Development
(Joseph Loot)
Erik J. Molenaar, Alex G. Oude Elferink and Donald R. Rothwell, eds., The Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions: Interactions between Global and Regional Regimes
(Erik Røsæg)
Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Aldo Chircop, and Ronán Long, eds., The Regulation of Continental Shelf Development: Rethinking International Standards
(Amber Rose Maggio)
Efthymios Papastavridis, The Interception of Vessels on the High Seas: Contemporary Challenges to the Legal Order of the Oceans
(Transform Aqorau)
Rajendra Ramlogan, Sustainable Development: Towards a Judicial Interpretation
(Tony George Puthcherrill)
Harry N. Scheiber and Jin-Hyun Paik, eds., Regions, Institutions, and Law of the Sea: Studies in Ocean Governance
(Joanna Vince)
Tim Stephens and David L. VanderZwaag, eds., Polar Oceans Governance in an Era of Environmental Change
(Timo Koivurova)
Prue Taylor and Lucy Stroud, Common Heritage of Mankind: A Bibliography of Legal Writing
(Julia Poertner)
Stefan Talmon and Bing Bing Jia, eds., The South China Sea Arbitration: A Chinese Perspective
(Charles Norchi)


A. Annual Report of the International Ocean Institute
1. Report of the International Ocean Institute, 2013
B. Selected Documents and Proceedings
1. Oceans and the Law of the Sea Report of the Secretary-General, 2014
2. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Report of the Twenty-fourth Meeting of States Parties, 9–13 June 2014
3. Report on the Work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at its Fifteenth Meeting, 27–30 May 2014
4. Notification of Amendments to the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (London Protocol 1996)
5. Decision of the Council of the International Seabed Authority relating to Amendments to the Regulations on Prospecting and Exploration for Polymetallic Nodules in the Area and Related Matters
6. Regulations on Prospecting and Exploration for Polymetallic Sulphides in the Area
7. Decision of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority relating to the Regulations on Prospecting and Exploration for Cobalt-rich Ferromanganese Crusts in the Area

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