Ocean Yearbook 34


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.

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Part 1: Issues and Prospects

Sailing on an Ocean of Noble Causes: The Commonwealth Blue Charter
  Jeff A. Ardron, Alison A. Swaddling, Heidi Prislan and Nick Hardman-Mountford

Brexit and the Uncertain Future of Fisheries Policy in the United Kingdom: Political and Governance Challenges
  Christopher Huggins, John Connolly, Craig McAngus and Arno van der Zwet

Part 2: The Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance

Ocean and Climate Regime Interactions
  Bleuenn Gaëlle Guilloux

Dispute Settlement in the Seas: International Law Influences on the Australia-Timor-Leste Conciliation
  Rebecca Brown

Maritime Boundary-making and Improving Ocean Governance in Timor-Leste
  Vasco Becker-Weinberg

The Fishing Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Context of the Global Governance of the Seas
  Felipe Kern Moreira

Sometimes Goodbyes are Not Forever: Japan’s Hypothetical Re-Accession to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling
  Sara Wissmann and Maurus Wollensak

Part 3: Coastal and Marine Environmental Management

Scaling Up Integrative Collaborative Governance towards Sustainable Coastal Development: Contributions of the Integrated Coastal Management System in the East Asian Seas Region
  Chua Thia-Eng, Chou Loke-Ming and Danilo Bonga

Governing Plastics Pollution in the Ocean: From Anarchy to Mission Orientation
  Jan-Stefan Fritz

The London Convention and London Protocol and their Expanding Mandate
  Andrew Birchenough and Fredrik Haag

Evaluating Nigeria’s Position on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions under the 2015 Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals
  Ndubuisi Augustine Nwafor, Onyedikachi Josiah Alozie and Kenechukwu Mbajiorgu

Part 4: Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Fisheries Management

Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: are RFMOs Effectively Addressing the Problem?
  Judith Swan

The IUU Fishing Vessel Listing Process in the Practice of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation
  Osvaldo Urrutia and Sebastián Rodríguez Alfaro

Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fisheries: The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Experience
  Judy Dwyer, José Benchetrit and Jana Aker

Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: How the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission Addresses the IUU Fishing Challenge – is it Working?
  Hrannar Már Ásgeirsson, Darius Campbell and João Neves

Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: How the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Addresses the IUU Fishing Challenge – Experiences and Lessons
  Peter A. Murray and Susan Singh-Renton

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean and the Fight against Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing through Better Compliance
  Abdellah Srour, Nicola Ferri and Anna Carlson

Part 5: Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection

Legalizing Autonomous Ships
  Henrik Ringbom

Enhancing Compliance with Shipping Regulations for Environmental Protection in Antarctica
  Millicent McCreath

Cradle to Graving-Dock?: the Limits of Modern Shipbreaking Reform
  Rebecca Prentiss Pskowski

The Need to Enhance Marine Occupational Health and Safety in Canada
  Desai Shan

Part 6: Book Reviews

Michiel Roscam Abbing, Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution
  Tony R. Walker

David Joseph Attard, gen. ed., The IMLI Treatise on Global Ocean Governance: Volumes I, II and III
  Alexander Proells

Richard Caddell and Erik J. Molenaar, eds., Strengthening International Fisheries Law in an Era of Changing Oceans
  Valentin Johannes Schatz

Caitríona Carter, The Politics of Aquaculture: Sustainability Interdependence, Territory and Regulation in Fish Farming
  Cecilia Engler

Miriam Greenwood, Seafood Supply Chains: Governance, Power and Regulation
  Helen Packer

Aline L. Jaeckel, The International Seabed Authority and the Precautionary Principle
  Joanna Dingwall

David Langlet and Rosemary Rayfuse, eds., Ecosystem Approach in Ocean Planning and Governance: Perspectives from Europe and Beyond
  Youna Lyons and Vu Hai Dang

D.N. Nettleship, D.C. Gordon, C.F.M. Lewis and M.P. Latremouille, eds., Voyage of Discovery: Fifty Years of Marine Research at Canada’s Bedford Institute of Oceanography
  Jacqueline McGlade

Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore and Ronán Long, eds., The Marine Environment and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14
  Olga Koubrak

Bruce Prideaux and Anja Pabel, eds., Coral Reefs: Tourism, Conservation and Management
  Clive Wilkinson

Alexander Proelss, ed., The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary
  Charles H. Norchi

Evangelos Raftopoulos, International Negotiation: A Process of Relational Governance for International Common Interest
Nong Hong

Rosemary Rayfuse, ed., Research Handbook on International Marine Environmental Law
  Adebayo Majekolagbe

Kristina Schönfeldt, ed., The Arctic in International Law and Policy
  Timo Koivurova

Jacek Zaucha and Kira Gee, eds., Maritime Spatial Planning: Past, Present, Future
  Sondra Eger

Keyuan Zou, ed., Global Commons and the Law of the Sea
  Kristina M. Gjerde


Annual Report of the International Ocean Institute
  Report of the International Ocean Institute, 2018

Selected Documents and Proceedings
  1. Oceans and the Law of the Sea Report of the Secretary-General, 2019
  2. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Report of the Twenty-ninth Meeting of States Parties, June 17–19, 2019
  3. Report on the Work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at its Twentieth Meeting, June 10–14, 2019

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