Ocean Yearbook 33


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 recent 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.

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

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Alastair Dougal Couper (1931–2018): In Memoriam
The International Ocean Institute
Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law

Part 1: The Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance

Building a Platform for the Future: The Relationship of the Expected New Agreement for Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
Kristina M. Gjerde, Nichola A. Clark and Harriet R. Harden-Davies
U.S. Ocean Priorities Shift with a New Administration
John A. Duff
Securing Ocean Spaces for the Future? The Initiative of the Pacific SIDS to Develop Regional Practice Concerning Baselines and Maritime Zone Limits
David Freestone and Clive Schofield
Is There a Relationship between UNDRIP and UNCLOS ?
Aldo Chircop, Timo Koivurova and Krittika Singh
From the First Claims to the Exclusive Economic Zone: Reviewing Latin America’s 200-Nautical Mile Sea Seventy Years On
Alexandre Pereira da Silva

Part 2: Coastal and Ocean Management

Designation of the Tubbataha Reef Natural Park as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area: The Philippine Experience
Jay L. Batongbacal
The Ecosystem Approach as a Frame for SDG 14 Implementation
Daniela Diz
Ocean Acidification Post-Paris: Gauging Law and Policy Responses in Light of Evolving Scientific Knowledge
Cecila Engler, David L. VanderZwaag and Katja Fennel
The Role and Relevance of Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement to Ocean and Coastal Management in the Anthropocene
Tim Stephens
Human Capacity-building and Public Education Aligned with Global Perspectives for Adaptation in Coastal and Ocean Management: The Role of the Borneo Marine Research Institute
Saleem Mustafa, Rossita Shapawi, Sitti Raehanah M. Shaleh, Abentin Estim, Rafidah Othman, Zarinah Waheed, Ejria Saleh, B. Mabel-Manjaji Matsumoto and Najamuddin Abdul Basri
Science, Community, and Decision-makers: Can We Break the Vicious Circle?
Oxana Sytnik, Dominique Peña Clinaz, Luana Sena Ferreira, Marina Reback Garcia, Bruno Meirelles de Oliveira and Raquel Hadrich Silva

Part 3: Marine Environmental and Living Resources Management

Liability for Environmental Harm from Deep Seabed Mining: Towards a Hybrid Approach
Neil Craik
Environmental Liability for Deep Seabed Mining in the Area: An Urgent Case for a Robust Strict Liability Regime
Keith MacMaster
Building Scientific and Technological Capacity: A Role for Benefit-sharing in the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction
Harriet R. Harden-Davies and Kristina M. Gjerde
The Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean: A Commentary
Andrew Serdy

Part 4: Maritime Safety and Security

Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships: Revisiting International Law Definitions and Requirements in the Context of the Gulf of Guinea
Osatohanmwen Anastasia Eruaga and Maximo Q. Mejia Jr.
Protection of Submarine Cables against Acts of Terrorism
Xuexia Liao
Regulating Ship-generated Noise as a New Form of Vessel-source Pollution
Till Markus and Pedro Pablo Silva Sánchez
Using Acoustic Footprints as a Tool to Facilitate Noise Reduction from Shipping
Kendra A. Moore and Kayla M. Glynn
A Tale of Two Industries: Seafarer Perceptions of Navigational Safety Risks near Offshore Wind Farms
Raza Ali Mehdi, Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs and Michael Baldauf

Part 5: Book Reviews

Robert C. Beckman, Tore Henriksen, Kristine Dalaker Kraabel, Erik J. Molenaar and J. Ashley Roach, eds., Governance of Arctic Shipping: Balancing Rights and Interests of Arctic States and User States
Gen Goto
Vu Hai Dang, Marine Protected Areas Network in the South China Sea: Charting a Course for Future Cooperation
Tabitha Grace Mallory
Patrice Guillotreau, Alida Bundy and R. Ian Perry, eds., Global Change in Marine Systems: Integrating Natural, Social, and Governing Responses
Ana Carolina Esteves Dias and Evan Jeremy Andrews
Nengye Liu, Elizabeth A. Kirk and Tore Henriksen, eds., The European Union and the Arctic
Annie Cudennec
Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore and Ronán Long, eds., Legal Order in the World’s Oceans: UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
Edwin E. Egede
Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore and Ronán Long, eds., International Marine Economy: Law and Policy
Sarah Louise Lothian
Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore and Ronán Long, eds., Challenges of the Changing Arctic: Continental Shelf, Navigation, and Fisheries
David L. VanderZwaag
Bimal N. Patel, The State Practice of India and the Development of International Law: Dynamic Interplay between Foreign Policy and Jurisprudence
Sumedh Shastri
Jenny Grote Stoutenburg, Disappearing Island States in International Law
Tony George Puthucherril
Erika J. Techera and Natalie Klein, International Law of Sharks: Obstacles, Options and Opportunities
Cameron S.G. Jefferies
Alejandra Torres Camprubí, Statehood under Water. Challenges of Sea-Level Rise to the Continuity of Pacific Island States
Karen N. Scott
Glen Wright, Sandy Kerr and Kate Johnson, eds., Ocean Energy: Governance Challenges for Wave and Tidal Stream Technologies
Daniel Watt
Valérie Wyssbrod, L’exploitation des ressources génétiques marines hors juridiction nationale
Suzanne Lalonde
Katherine L. Yates and Corey J.A. Bradshaw, eds., Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning
Van Penick
Liang Zhao and Lianjun Li, Maritime Law and Practice in China
Johanna Hjalmarsson

Part 6: Appendices

A.Annual Report of the International Ocean Institute
Report of the International Ocean Institute, 2017
B.Selected Documents and Proceedings
Oceans and the Law of the Sea Report of the Secretary-General, 2018
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Report of the Twenty-eighth Meeting of States Parties, 11–14 June 2018
Report on the Work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at Its Nineteenth Meeting, 18–22 June 2018
Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean
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